Bolsena is a picturesque town located in the Lazio region of central Italy. It is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Bolsena, one of the largest volcanic lakes in Europe. The town is steeped in history and offers visitors a glimpse into the ancient Etruscan civilization. Bolsena is also known for its delicious cuisine, particularly its fish dishes, and is a popular destination for those looking to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

For more information on Bolsena, you can visit the official tourism website at

Highlights of Bolsena:

  1. Castle of Bolsena - a medieval castle overlooking the lake and offering stunning views.
  2. Basilica of Santa Cristina - a beautiful church dedicated to the patron saint of Bolsena.
  3. Lake Bolsena - the largest volcanic lake in Europe, perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing.
  4. Etruscan Museum - a fascinating museum dedicated to the Etruscan civilization that once inhabited the area.
  5. Palazzo Farnese - a stunning Renaissance palace that now serves as the town hall.

Directions to Bolsena:

By car: From Rome, take the A1 motorway towards Florence and exit at Orvieto. Follow the signs to Bolsena, which is approximately 25km from the motorway exit.

By plane: The nearest airport is Rome Fiumicino Airport, which is approximately 150km from Bolsena. From the airport, you can rent a car or take a train to Orvieto and then a bus or taxi to Bolsena.