A wonderful lake set in the bowl of an extinct volcano that was formed over 300,000 years ago. Bolsena town is an international touristic destination, with a lovely medieval historic centre, which features a Fortress and a Cathedral.
The private tour departs from Bolsena for a guided tour of the medieval village set around the homonymous Lake. Not only is Bolsena the largest of Lazio’s three main lakes (Bracciano, Vico and Bolsena), it’s the largest lake of volcanic origin in all of Europe. More built up than Lake Vico, and therefore more tourism-oriented, Lake Bolsena was formed over 300,000 years ago by a volcano in the Volsini mountain range. In 264 BC, when the Romans defeated the Etruscan inhabitants of Volsinii Veteres, now Orvieto, they moved on to Bolsena, calling it Volsinii Novi, from which the current town of Bolsena gets its name. An international tourist destination, Bolsena has a lovely historic centre, featuring the basilica of Santa Cristina and the medieval Monaldeschi Fortress, which affords a breath-taking view of the sunset over the lake. In June, the town fills with floral decorations (the infiorate) for the religious holiday Corpus Christi, established by Pope Urban IV after the famed Eucharistic Miracle occurred right here in Bolsena in 1263. After visiting the town, its fortress and its cathedral, you’ll be delighted by a lunch at a local restaurant on the shores of the lake where you’ll enjoy an authentic dishes from the Lake area. During summer months (from April to October)*, in the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a boat trip on the lake before shopping at the local workshops and boutiques!
*Boat tour schedule: April, May and October, every Tuesday and Saturday 4.00 pm, Sunday 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm. June, from Tuesday to Sunday 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm. July and August from Tuesday to Saturday 4 pm, Sunday 3.00 pm and 4.30 pm. September from Tuesday to Saturday 4.00 pm, Sunday 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
AVAILABILITY: every day except Monday*
MEETING POINT: Piazza Matteotti in Bolsena
MEETING TIME: 10.00 am
GROUP SIZE: That of your party
DURATION: about 7 hours
WE OPERATE TRANSFERS TO REACH THE MEETING POINT AND RETURN FROM VITERBO, ROME, CIVITAVECCHIA, FLORENCE AND OTHER CITIES IN CENTRAL ITALY.
THE COSTS OF THE TOUR AND THE TRANSFERS DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND THE PICK UP POINT.