Lake Bracciano, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
About Lake Bracciano
Lake Bracciano is a beautiful lake of volcanic origin in the Italian region of Lazio. It is actually an important hub for several sports, given the presence of the Bracciano-Martignano Natural Park, which puts a prime on silence and water quality by limiting the number of motorized watercraft. It is a popular location for Romans at weekends, particularly during the summer when the area can get extremely crowded. It serves as a drinking water reservoir for Rome and the use of motorboats is forbid
Attractions near Lake Bracciano
Palmarola is an island located in the archipelago of the Pontine Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is located about 10 km west of Ponza and is the third-largest island of the archipelago, after Ponza and Ventotene. Also called " la Forcina " due to its shape, it actually takes its name from the dwarf palm, the only palm native to Europe, which grows wild on its surface. The island was known in antiquity with the name Palmaria.
This Roman bridge of war and love is located in the northern part of Rome is perhaps one of the more significant, yet lesser-known landmarks of the Roman Empire. Originally constructed of stone in the 2nd century by Gaius Claudius Nero. It was an economically and strategically important bridge in the era of the Roman Empire and was the site of the famous Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312, which led to the imperial rule of Constantine.
MAXXI—Italy’s National Museum of 21st-Century Art—is a refreshing change of pace. The museum includes a space dedicated to art and another to architecture but is perhaps most famous for the striking building itself, designed by prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. The museum is managed by a foundation created by the Italian Ministry of cultural heritage. It consists of two museums; "MAXXI art" and "MAXXI architecture". The outdoor courtyard surrounding the museum provides a venue for large-scale
With 54 galleries, this is one of the largest and most visited museums in the world. The museum displays works from the humongous collection acquired by the Catholic Church over multiple centuries. The collection includes the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art. The museum contains about 70,000 art pieces. The museum was founded in the 16th century by Pope Julius II.
With the size of about 57 acres, the Gardens of Vatican City covers more than half og country. The garden is protected by stone walls expect on its east side. Up untill 2014, the gardens was a private area, and since then it was opened to the public by Pope Francis. The pope is the owner of the gardens.
A majestic museum that houses works from pre-Roman Italian antiquity, especially from the Etruscan world. This iconic building was built for Pope Julius III between 1550 and 1555, Villa Giulia is a magnificent Renaissance palace built in what once were the outskirts of the city. . The museum was founded in 1889 as part of the same nationalistic movement, with the aim of collecting together all the pre-Roman antiquities.
Where is Lake Bracciano
Discover more attractions in Lazio, where Lake Bracciano is located
Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5,864,321 inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy – and its GDP of more than €197 billion per year means that it has the nation's second-largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is also the capital and largest city of Italy.