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The Lake of Bolsena

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The lake of Bolsena is the larger volcanic lake of Italy, its origins goes back more than 120.000 years ago, when the volcano from which draws origin was extinguished definitively leaving space to waters that very soon filled up this valley. The lake, with its 114 kmq and the perimeter of 43 km is the greater one of the region Lazio and fifth of Italy.

Cliccare per ingrandireIts waters thanks to the natural conformation and the lack of polluting industries are considered the cleanest and transparent of Italy, in fact the fishermen still today use them in order to cook the "Sbroscia", one characteristic soup of fish and vegetables of the Lake of Bolsena. Consequently, the waters, are rich of various varieties of fish, appreciated for their taste and quality. To remember the eels, cited by Dante Alighieri in a step of the "Divina Commedia".

The tourist who reaches this zone, will remain amazed by the natural, historical and cultural riches.

Cliccare per ingrandirePanoramas and sunsets that stump the breath, museums and historical centers to visit, traditional festivities and festivals to which participating, good cook and optimal wines to taste, or calm shores where to rest and to amuse.

We are sure that difficultly you will succeed to bore yourself in front of such "beauties", in one of the more fascinating places of the Lazio, where "the chaotic" tourism of mass is not still exploded and where it's still important the serenity and the pleasure "to enjoy" a deserved period of vacation.


The Town of Bolsena

Cliccare per ingrandireBolsena is the Miracle's city happened in 1263 in the basilica consecrated to the Saints George and Cristina.
In 1264, has been instituted the "Corpus Domini" festivity.
This festivity is celebrated with a procession and with the traditional "Infiorata" through the streets of Bolsena which are covered with floreal carpets.

It is a must to visit the "Monaldeschi" Castle that since few years is the centre of the Lake's Museum, where it is possible to observe important geological and archaelogical finding from bronze and iron age to the etruscan-roman period.

Cliccare per ingrandireS. Cristina's festivity, christian martyr and patron saint of Bolsena, is equally important.
Every year the evening of the 23th July and the morning of the 24th July, the S. Cristina's martyrdom are remembered through some living and plastic pictures called "Misteri".