Along the Via Francigena
In Bolsena you can spend a wonderful relaxing lake holiday while absorbing the history and ancient traditions of the Medieval town. This authentic village where time seems to stop welcomes visitors with its beauty and warmth. Bolsena offers opportunities for all kinds of water sports, as well as breathtaking hiking routes. In the town’s excellent pizzerias, trattorias and restaurants you can taste authentic local dishes including fresh coregone fish from Lake Bolsena. The town is dotted with café-bars, pastry shops and ice cream parlors where you can taste delicious homemade ice creams, original cocktails and a wide selection of coffees. Sit down at any of them and admire the unforgettable landscape and the slow, relaxing pace of life. Bolsena hosts many popular festivals including the Infiorata Flower Festival of Corpus Domini and The Mysteries of Saint Christina. Festivals traditionally end with spectacular fireworks on the lake, which visitors can enjoy from any of the beautiful beaches along the lakeshore.
Bolsena is rich in cultural and historical sites to enjoy. Visit the Territorial Museum of Lake Bolsena, built on Rocca Monaldeschi, the Basilica of Saint Christina, the Catacombs, Archeological Excavations, the Saint Francis Theater, Piccolo Teatro Cavour, and the Freshwater Aquarium, opened in 2011 and unique of its kind in Central Italy.