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The sculpture park by Danie Spoerri

Daniel Spoerri Around seventy km away from Bolsena, in Tuscany, there is the impressive sculpture park by Daniel Spoerri. In the shadow of the picturesque Monta Amiata, you can discover the installations by Danie Spoerri. got to Special


Lake Bolsena - GPS-data

Latitude: 42.60°N 42°36'0"N
Longitude: 11.93°E 11°56'0"E



The small town of Bolsena is located at the foothills of Mount Volsini on the north-eastern shore of the lake and along the famous Via Cassia. Bolsena has a small harbour and with its 4240 inhabitants, it is the largest town with direct access to the lake.

Sights in Bolsena

On a hill, the magnificent Rocca Monaldeschi della Cervara rises above the medieval district. The building of the castle extended over several phases from the start in the 11th century till the last phase of construction in the 14th Century. Today you can find the Museo Terretoriale del Lago di Bolsena there, which is divided into six sections. Here you can learn about the history of Lake Bolsena and the formation and evolution of different cultures of the area around Lake Bolsena (Etruscans, Romans, Dionysus). Especially recommended is to climb up the castle ramparts to have an impressive panorama view of Lake Bolsena and Bolsena.

The Basilica of Santa Cristina in the centre of Bolsena is divided into four sections: a small underground basilica (Grotta Santa Cristina), the underground catacombs, a Romanesque church (Capella del Miracle) and the chapel of St.Leonard. Especially on hot days, sightseeing of the underground passages can be refreshing and informative at once.

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Impressions of Lake Bolsena

Bolsena & infrastructure

Bolsena has a variety of restaurants (some of them are presented at „Restaurants“), nice bars and cafes. There are three internet cafes in Bolsena, which are all at the pedestrian area. At the two fish shops in the centre you can get fresh fish from Lake Bolsena. But you should better buy your fish in the morning, as the shops may run out of fish towards the evening. Two supermarkets are located in Bolsena - 2 at the city entrance (coming from San Lorenzo Nuovo.

Things to do in Bolsena

  • Relaxed Walk at the pier
  • Historical City Center & Medieval Castle
  • Have a coffee at the old market square or a drink at the Bluebar
  • Grotta di Santa Cristina
  • Eat a pizza „porta la via“ at the market square
  • Visit the market (on tuesday)
Dates and Events in Bolsena
  • Juli: Sagra del Pesce (Fischfest)
  • 6.04.2012: Rievocazione della passione di Cristo
  • 23.04.2012: Fuoco di San Giorgio
  • 10.06.2012: Processione del Corpus Domini con infiorata
  • 13.06.2012: Festa di Sant' Antonio da Padova
  • 23.-24.06.2012: Misteri di Santa Cristina
  • 16.08.2012: Festa di San Rocco