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Bracciano district guide                                 (Back to Bracciano main information page)  

Bracciano is a town know for its lake of volcanic origin and its medieval castle Castello Orsini-Odescalchi.

The town rises on a hill inhabited since Etruscan ages, as testified by the necropolis; it became then of great importance during the Renaissance period when it was a fief of the Orsini.

The town center preserves its medieval character with narrow streets and the very interesting shops and laboratories from XV and XVI century.

The town is a popular tourist destination being situated on the volcanic Lake Bracciano. The main economic activities in the area are tourism, services and agriculture.

The gastronomic specialities of this area are fish and dishes based on vegetables. Eels and persh fillet, broccoli, mushrooms, game and white wine, all prepared in the numerous restaurants around to the lake.




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