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Odescalchi Castle of Bracciano

One of the most beautiful Renaissance mansions in Europe
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The Odescalchi castle on the shores of Lake Bracciano

Il Castello Orsini-Odescalchi di Bracciano it is a structure that could be defined as a palimpsest of history and architecture, a sort of living organism referring to its many transformations, adaptations, restorations and expansions. In short, four main customer campaigns can be traced.

First, the construction of the Rocca Vecchia that is the fulcrum late medieval of the castle built by prefects of Vico, who administered a good part of the Tuscia between Rome and Viterbo, around the 1200.

Second, after the transition from Vico to Orsini we witness the expansion and total transformation of the castle desired by Napoleon and his son Gentil Virginio Orsini between 1470 e 1496. This is the moment when probably first Giovannino de Dolci -the architect of the Sistine Chapel-, then Francesco di Giorgio Martini e Antonia