Bracciano, RM Lazio

Situated on a hill above the south-western shores of Lake Bracciano (Lago di Bracciano) in northern Lazio, not far from Rome and Viterbo, you can find the stunning town of Bracciano. It is definitely beautiful and worth exploring, even though the only official tourist attraction in Bracciano is Castello Odescalchi,where Tom Cruise got married. However, the medieval lanes are romantic and evocative. Climbing the lane to the right of the castle walls, visitors will find themselves in a place that time seems to have forgotten: a warren of winding, sloping medieval lanes and alleys. Around the far side of this little hilltop is a pretty belvedere with lovely peaceful views over Lake Bracciano and the green countryside surrounding it, speckled with olive groves and woodlands. Bracciano is one of three towns that sit at the lakes' edge, along with Anguillara and Trevignano. Bracciano can easily be reached using a direct train from a number of Rome's main stations such as Trastevere and Ostiense.