Day Trip: Sailing at Bracciano Lake


Day Trip: Sailing at Bracciano Lake

Date: Friday, March 15th, 2024

Duration: All day

Participation fee€ 95

Pre-departure mandatory meeting: Tuesday, March 5th from 12:55 pm to 1:15 pm in F.G.3 

Mandatory requirement:

  • Students must be 18 years old or older to participate in the activity.
  • Athletics Physical, conducted by an Italian sport doctor, must be completed within the 12 months prior to the scheduled trip date.
  • Participants on this trip must confirm their ability to swim.

Last day to sign up and pay/to withdraw and get your refund: by Sunday, February 11th, 2024

Last day to complete the switch: by Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

No show/late cancelation fee: € 95


By signing up to this trip, I have acknowledged that I have read, understood, and agreed with the terms and conditions provided on the JCU Activities and Trips website.



IMPORTANT NOTICE: please keep in mind that all JCU Student Services sponsored trips and outdoor activities are subject to change according to conditions including, but not limited to, weather.


Bracciano is a marvelous Italian town located halfway between Rome and Viterbo. The natural surroundings are amazingly tranquil and fascinating. The town faces Lake Bracciano, which has volcanic origins and is an important tourist location. Lake Bracciano is famous for being an important hub for many sports because of its natural park.  


Odescalchi Castle, which lies at the side of lake Bracciano, was built in the 15th century and combines the functions of a military defense structure and a civilian residence of the feudal lords of the period: the Orsini and Borgia, both papal families. As one of the largest and best-maintained castles in Italy, Odescalchi also houses a museumAs a center of cultural events, the Castel has hosted several high-profile weddings such as that between Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes. 


  • Meeting at Trastevere Station 
  •  Train to Bracciano
  •  Visit Odescalchi Castle museum
  •  Transfer to the sailing club “Associazione velica Bracciano (AVB)” 
  •  1-hour theoretical class: boat equipment and sailing basic knowledge
  •  Lunch and free time 
  • 3 hours of sailing 
  • Train to Rome, arriving at Trastevere Station around 8:30pm 



  • Train tickets
  •  Shuttle service from Odescalshi Castle to sailing club, and to the Bracciano train station 
  •  Castle guided tour
  •  Lunch 
  •  Sailing class 
  • Sailing equipment 



  • JCU ID
  •  Photocopy of passport
  •  Backpack
  •  Water bottle
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Hat
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Beach towel
  •  A pair of Kayak shoes (or sneakers)
  • Change of clothes


For additional information about this trip, please see the JCU Athletics Blog.



Minimum Number of Participants Required: 8
Maximum Number of Participants: 13



*For more information, email [email protected]
**Per JCU policy, all university sponsored trips are alcohol free.

***Before signing up, please make sure dates do not overlap in case of multiple trips/activities sign-ups. The University cannot be held responsible for not notifying the student of any overlapping trips sign-ups the payment system might register under their name.

****Please be reminded that, as stated in the terms and conditions, all activities and trips are not refundable after the withdrawal date.