Lake of Bolsena

From the B&B the Farm of Mulberries you can go to the discovery of the intact nature of the lakes which are at brief distance: Bolsena and Vico. We suggest you a dive into the Lake of Bolsena, (Viterbo, is about thirty km from Castiglione in Teverina, where you can now plunge between wild ducks and almost sedentary cormorants, in search of the secrets and the crevices. This lake is famous for being the biggest in Europe among the volcanic ones and the fifth in Italy for its expanse. It itis on the borders with the Tuscany and the Umbria, at 40 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is situated at 305 meters of the sea level. The lake of Bolsena is situated in a very complex tectonic depression formed by several volcanoes, and by the lakes of Mezzano and Monterosi.

Let’s have a look on the amusement: the fishing amateurs, sailling amateurs and windsurfing amateurs can practice here their hobby, surrounded by a charming and wild panorama and the amateurs of birdwatching will find here their paradise thanks to the vast holding of acquatic birds, specially migratory birds. The waters of the lake of Bolsena are full of fishes: famous eels, already known by the Romain and quoted by Dante in Divine Comedy, besides the perch, of the bar, of the tench, by the roach and by the carp. The lake is known for the phenomenon of the sesses which are fast level variations according to the type of tides. Its Hisbanks are cultivated at East and are afforested at West. The complete excursion of the lake is deeply recommended for the magnificent panorama. You can rent typical boats from those places and study the lake with a particular perspective.

Two small islands are situated here: the Bysantine island, the biggest touristic attraction, with its seven Oratories, the convent of San Giacomo and Cristoforo and its fascinating gardens, summer residence of the pope in different occasions and the island of Martana where you can see the ruins of the fortress in which Teodato in 535 later J.C was made imprison and Queen Amalasunta was murdered (daughter ok king Théodoric, king of the Goths). The lake recently returned interesting archaeological testimonies among which a dugout monossile.

Technical description: maximum depth of 152 meters; maximum diameter of 12 kilometers and 42 kilometer of circumference.

Cities on the nearby: the villages that you can visit, by leaving Bolsena and by following the panoramic clockwise street, are: Bolsena, the city that gave its name to the lake, Montefiascone, that has the most beautiful global panorama on the lake, Marta, main port in service, Capodimonte, on the picturesque headland, its bends towards the lake, Valentano, with its ample panorama that dominates the tank of the lake, Gradoli, on a spur of tuff inside the surrounding wall of the crater, the Caves of Castro, with its middle ages charm, New Saint Lorenzo, perfect example of urbanistic installation of Seven-hundred century, Island Bisentina, attractive and sinuous, Island Martana, island of Queen Amalasunta.

(For info about the escursions et stays: www.lagodibolsena.org)
 

Dintorni

• Orvieto
• Antonio da Sangallo il giovane
• Tour di due giorni
• Lago di Vico
• Lago di Bolsena
• Il Bagnaccio
• Tarquinia
• San Casciano dei Bagni
• Tuscia
• Saturnia
• Pienza - Poggibonsi
• Montefiascone
• Lago di Orvieto
• Civita di Bagnoregio
• Dunarobba
• Castello di Sismano
• Capodimonte
• Viterbo