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Lake Bracciano

Photo of Lake Bracciano

About Lake Bracciano

You'll no doubt have heard of Lazio, Italy's beautiful lakes region, but you may not have realised that some of the country's most charming lakes are flooded volcanic craters just 32kms north of the centre of Rome - Lake Bracciano being the best known. The best places to stay in Lake Bracciano make ideal bases if you want to get to know both the city of Rome and the surrounding Lazio countryside.

Not to miss

There are three towns along the banks of Lake Bracciano. These have become popular and glamorous spots for Romans on a summer weekend trip out of town.

  • Bracciano is famous for the beautifully preserved 15th Century castle.
  • Trevignano Romano is popular with the sailing crowds and is a great spot for a peaceful stroll into the hills.
  • Anguillara Sabazia is closest to Lake Bracciano's little undeveloped sister, Lake Martignano.

One of the reasons for Lake Bracciano's great beauty is that it is incredibly clean - it is actually a reservoir for Rome's drinking water. No motorboats are allowed but you are allowed to swim, sail and mess about in the water.

The best places to stay in Lake Bracciano offer options for all but our favourites are an intimate seven room villa and an ancient converted castle.

For Lakeside Hotel

  • Villa Clementina is a romantic seven room hotel right by the lake offering superb views and surrounded by sunflower fields. Rooms and suites have stone floors and traditional murals. There are tennis courts, a luxurious spa and a fine dining restaurant.

For Historic Stay

  • Castello della Castelluccia is an ideal option if you'd like to spend time in Rome but also enjoy the beauty of the hills and Lake Bracciano. A gorgeous 12th Century castle converted into a 23 room hotel complete with original chapel, Mediterranean gardens, terracotta and parquet floors and lavish furnishings.

For a private apartment or villa

  • For a place all to yourself, visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • The closest airport to the lake is Rome's Fluminico Leonardo Da Vinci (33 miles).
  • For those keen on hiring a car to explore the lakes area, we recommend visiting our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to visit Lake Bracciano is during the summer months when temperatures sit nicely in the early 20s.

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    Best Hotels in Lake Bracciano

    • Al Vicolo dei Pescatori from £71

      Anguillara, Lake Bracciano

      A charming traditional house sitting beside the beautiful Lake Bracciano. Spacious rooms feature beamed ceilings, polished wooden floors, whitewashed walls and lovely views. Indulgent breakfasts are served and many of the town's sites and restaurants are just a short stroll away.

      Local exploring  -  Find plenty to explore in the town and surrounding countryside.
      Great walks  -  Take long walks through the scenic Bracciano-Martignano Natural Park.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the majestic Castello Odescalchi.
      Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
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    • Grand Hotel Terme di Stigliano 46 rooms from £158

      Lake Bracciano

      A luxury hotel and spa boasting a secluded and scenic spot near Lake Bracciano. Traditionally dressed rooms are spacious and light with soft hues and pretty patterned fabrics. An expansive spa and thermal park will aid complete relaxation and exemplary regional cuisine is served on the terrace.

      Total relaxation  -  A luxurious rural escape complete with fabulous spa.
      Great walks  -  Take long walks through the picturesque surrounding countryside.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the famed Medieval Orsini-Odescalchi Castle.
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    • Albergo Borgo Vistalago 10 rooms from £79

      Romano, Lake Bracciano

      A beautifully renovated property located on the edge of Lake Bracciano. Spacious rooms mix traditional and contemporary styles with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, wooden floors and luxurious bathrooms. A charming base from which to explore the region.

      Local exploring  -  Find numerous activities both sporting and cultural in the surrounding area.
      Diving  -  Take scuba diving lessons from the nearby school.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Full of character
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    • Villa Clementina 7 rooms from £127

      Lake Bracciano

      A heavenly hotel close to Lake Bracciano. Utterly romantic bedrooms and suites have creamy furnishings, stone floors and traditional murals on sandstone walls. Delightful living areas, fine dining Italian restaurant, a luxurious spa, tennis courts. A perfect spot for a honeymoon or romantic break.

      Outstanding location  -  A heavenly location close to the lake and surrounded by sunflower fields.
      Foodies  -  Fine dining restaurant serves Italian cuisine.
      Spa breaks
      Romantic Break
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