Want to see where Tinseltown favourites Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes tied the knot? Then this is the trip for you. Drive along the mesmerising Tyrrenian coast, up through the hilly countryside of the Lazio region and you’ll come to the charming village of Bracciano, where the lovebirds married in 2006. The first thing you’ll notice is the fairytale castle that dominates the skyline. Originally built by the Orsini family back in the 12th-century, it’s one of the most beautiful European feudal castles in the whole of Italy. These days it’s owned by the Odescalchi family who’ve kept it open to the public so you can see for yourself the beautifully restored halls and rooms. Your visit takes you to the Papal Hall with its magnificent paintings and the Caesarean hall, which has a dozen busts of Caesar. You’ll also get to see the Hall of Isabella and the Weapon hall with its large collection of Medieval armaments. Your morning continues over the battlements which link the six towers of the castle, where you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the village, lake and mountains.
The entrance to the castle is up a steep hill and there are a number of steps inside. This tour is not suitable for the less mobile or wheelchair users.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.