PHOTO TIME: Bracciano – that town with a castle

Saturday I went to Bracciano, a beautiful little town tucked an hour away from Viterbo. Bracciano  is famous for its volcanic lake (Lago di Bracciano or “Sabatino”, the eighth largest lake in Italy) and for a particularly well-preserved medieval castle Castello Orsini-Odescalchi.

The lake is widely used for sailing and is popular with tourists; the castle has hosted a number of events, especially weddings of actors and singers.

We walked down a steep dirt path towards the lakeshore, ready to spread our blanket and have a picnic along the waterline. The path was slippery – rocks and fragments of roof lay sprawled along the trail ready to take its next victim to the ground like a lion hunts a zebra.

Then we reached the shore…read more or click the photo to see the full gallery.

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