The flat occupies the first floor of a small stone-built 17th century house. It overlooks a characteristic tiny square and is right in the picturesque medieval centre of Bracciano, on the lake Bracciano, 40 km from the centre of Rome.
The flat is self-contained and consists of a dinette-kitchen, one room with a double divan-bed (1.60 m wide) complete with ceiling fan, and a pretty little bathroom with shower. A washing machine is available in the flat.
The house can only be reached on foot, but parking facilities are a few minutes away. Within a stone's throw from the house there is the Belvedere della Sentinella, a viewpoint with a wonderful vista over the whole lake. The famous Castle of Bracciano, which has daily conducted tours, is also a few minutes from the house. Bars, restaurants, pizzeria, shops and a supermarket are within easy reach. Ten minutes is the walking time required to reach the railway station.
A metropolitan train leaving every half hour reaches Rome in one hour's time, with various stops inside the town. The train ticket, covering city transport and valid for the whole day, costs € 8.
The lake can be reached with a 15' walk, but a shuttle service is available.
A volcanic lake, Bracciano is one of the cleanest lakes in Italy, with plenty of fishes. Motor boating is not permitted. Two other characteristic villages on the lake are Trevignano and Anguillara. On the lake side there are plenty of bars, restaurants and beaches. Rowing boats, canoes and pedaloes are on rental. Sailing and wind surfing can be practised in the existing clubs.
There are quite a few maneges in the area.
The train reaches Viterbo, a beautiful medieval town, in 45'.
(email hidden) range, there are many other historical and artistic sites, Etruscan sites such as the Cerveteri necropolis, the Stigliano spa, the wood of Manziana, the protected area of Canale Monterano, and the sea.
Irene's cottage has rustic charm in the historical part of Bracciano. The bedroom is roomy with a comfortable bed with window access to an outside line if you need to wash clothes. The kitchen / dining area is small but comfortable and although has no oven, the gas cooktop satisfied our needs (we did cook a lot!). Irene lives upstairs and is very approachable but not intrusive. She was helpful in organising a car for us which is something you may need to consider if you have no transport and want to get around the lake. Trains are readily available but buses seemed unreliable and infrequent. The ferry service has not yet started for this time of year. We enjoyed our stay (2 weeks) and would recommend it to others.
Best choice in town! Consigliatissimo, in una piazzetta deliziosa nella parte antica del borgo, pulito e attrezzato nei minimi dettagli. Proprietaria davvero gentile e disponibile. Tornerò
A wonderful space in a beautiful area! Bracciano is a great town with its own set of attractions, good restaurants, and fantastic scenery. Rome is easily accessible and the train pass includes public transport around the capital.
The flat itself is great, siting in the shadow of the large castle and only a few steps away from a wonderful vista of the Lake. Irene was very kind and always available for help or questions -- be sure to listen to her travel suggestions and go to Viterbo!
I hope I'll be back soon
We fell in love with this wonderful and cosy house and during our staying here we felt ourselves locals in beautiful Bracciano:) Irene is a very nice person, she met us very warmly, gave us all the instructions and when we had a little collaps with the electricity helped us immediately. We would love to come back to this lovely place!
Grazie mille, Irene!
Wonderful host and very cute, clean little apartment!! It is located right next to the castle (that we didn't have time to visit) in the old town: the location is definitely a plus!! We would have loved to stay longer in this charming place! Irene was very welcoming and was a pleasure to talk to, a very open and easy going person! Thanks again for our wonderful stay! Take care! xx
Piccolo, ben organizzato, spazi intelligentemente sfruttati, una favola per due.
Siamo stati a Bracciano per tre giorni, durante le feste di Natale ed abbiamo soggiornato in 2 nell'appartamento di Irene.
Sin da subito siamo rimasti colpiti dalla distribuzione degli spazi, che, pur essendo non molto grandi, sono perfettamente organizzati e funzionali.
Sicuramente c'è poi un'estrema cura per i particolari e tutti gli ambienti sono stati arredati con gusto ed originalità.
La casetta è molto accogliente, pulita e soprattutto ben riscaldata ed attrezzata con tutto il necessario.
Magari torneremo in primavera per fare qualche passeggiata al lago con le belle giornate.
Charming, fairy house. Cozy and comfortable.
Very handy location near the castle - easy to find and easy to ask the way when you lost :)
Wonderful, picturesque, quiet town - the perfect place to rest and relax. Clean air and water, natural delicious food, wonderful, responsive and friendly people, even cats and dogs :)
It is easy to get to Rome, but! be careful do not to miss the last train! :) But even in this case, do not worry, you are sure to get help everywhere.
Pleased to add that the bed was fixed and absolutely ok now ;)
Many thanks to all related to me as a dear friend: Irene, Adriana and Nicola, for sure :) for a wonderful stay.
So, highly recommend!
PS Especially I'd like to thank Irene for brought my forgotten phone right to airplane.
The stone house was very cute, nice furniture and clever use of space.
The only thing that was not great, is the bed. Very bumpy.
Bracciano is nice, especially with nice weather.
Hello Sofie, I'm really sorry that you didn't like the bed. In fact it's
not new and I was thinking of buying a new one, but when I asked a feedback
to my guests they where all very happy with it, so I didn't do it. But now
I will, to avoid such problems in the future. Thank you. Irene
Irene's cottage is in the perfect location - a few steps from a magnificent view of Lago Bracciano and about a five minute walk to the castle and duomo in the town. Our favorite part, however, was likely the tiny piazza (Padella) on which the house sits. It's almost too perfect and beautiful. You will be met by many friendly cats eager to make your acquaintance. We did not get to meet Irene because she was out of town, but her lovely friend, Nicola, met us and showed us the place - he even helped us fix some internet troubles late Saturday evening! We highly recommend Irene and her lovely home! Thanks for everything.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.