45 mins from Rome
Lake Bracciano (Lago di Bracciano) is only 32 km (20 miles) northwest of Rome. Connected by train to Rome’s major train stations, Bracciano is a wonderful alternative accommodation choice for your trip to the eternal city, especially in the height of summer.
Lago Bracciano has long served as a reservoir for Rome’s (surprisingly sweet!) drinking water and strict controls are in place to avoid pollution of the lake. As a result, sailing, canoeing and swimming are only a few of the wonderful activities which can be enjoyed in and around Bracciano’s pristine waters.
Bracciano, Trevignano and Anguillara are the three towns which surround the lake. Opportunities for shopping, sitting in cafes and general people watching are endless, should you feel the need to take a ‘day off’ from sightseeing. Lakeside restaurants serve up local produce including fresh fish which is caught daily from the lake itself.
A perfect place to stay on Lago Bracciano is Villa Bracciano, a modern and stylish villa with 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, sleeping up to 11 people. The villa itself is located high on the banks of the spectacular lake, boasting stunning views which extend across the water.
The owners have spared no expense in the recent renovation, combining only the finest materials and exquisite taste. All of the floors of Villa Bracciano are either hardwood or sandstone. The interior is 250 sqm and covers 2 floors.
Local amenities near Villa Bracciano
All local amenities including a bar, a grocery store, a “norcino” (local term for a seller of traditional ‘salumi’), a butcher selling biological meat and the local fish shop (one of the few suppliers to the local restaurants) can all be found only 1.5 Km away. A larger Carrefour supermarket is also close-by.
The gastronomic specialties of this area are fish and dishes based on vegetables, eel, persico, broccoli, mushrooms, game and white wine. You will have no trouble finding something to suit everyones taste as local cuisine is served in every restaurant surrounding the lake.
The train station is 4.5 kms away.