Wedding Orsini Odescalchi Castle / by Giuliano Bausano

The most beautiful and unique venue for your wedding, outside Rome, it's absolutely the Bracciano Castle Orsini Odescalchi, which was built in the 15th century on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano as a military defence and the Castello has hosted several high-profile weddings like the ones of Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes, Eros Ramazzotti/ Michelle Hunziker, and Petra Ecclestone/James Stunt. There's a small tunnel which connects the Castle to the church of S. Stefano, which is right outside of the Castle and it houses actually a museum too, as it's one of the largest and best-maintained castles in Italy. It may shock you to think about it now but actually, during the past, weddings were often planned and organised for political or strategical reasons, hence it was common that the groom wouldn't have any chance to see the bride before the wedding day and, to prevent him to change his mind, it was common to use the veil, to cover her face until the wedding ceremony was ended.