Bolsena

The City of The Eucharistic Miracle

The village of Bolsena rises up on the shores of the homonymous lake that for the clearness of its waters people often said “You can drink it”. A Lake of volcanic origin, immersed in the typical green hills of Umbria-Lazio countryside: with its 114 km² of surface and a perimeter of 43 Km, it is the largest volcanic crater Lake in Europe.
Bolsena is an important seaside resort, coveted destination of the many tourists that in the course of the summer invade its beaches in order to enjoy the tranquillity and the pure nature of these places. The Lake is also one of the deepest, with its 151 metres, a characteristic that makes it suitable for scuba diving and underwater fishing. But what most remain in the heart of visitors of these beautiful places are the fantastic sunsets that every day transform the Lake into an amazing, enchanting and suggestive kaleidoscope of colours and that together with many cultural and landscape attractions make this place a must-see destination.

Le Porcine, DISCOUNTS with The Onetcard
Agriresort Le Porcine

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Agriresort

Along east bank of Bolsena Lake
starting from112€

twin room

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26/SET/2016
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Casal del Contadino

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Holidays Farm

3 Km da Bolsena,
starting from 55€

for two people

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26/AGO/2016
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Antica Fattoria

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Holiday Farm

A few minutes (3 km) from Bolsena
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26/LUG/2016
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Parco del Canuleio

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Holiday Farm

A few minutes (3 km) from Bolsena
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26/LUG/2016
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Poggio delle Alpi

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Holiday Farm

Bolsena
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13/GIU/2016
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Luna di Miele

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Chalet

A few minutes (2,5 km) from Bolsena
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13/GEN/2016
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Le Vigne Holiday Farm

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Holiday Farm

Along the east bank of Bolsena lake
starting from 80€

standard room

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11/GEN/2016
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Hotel Royal

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Hotel

Bolsena lakeside,
starting from 50€

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01/GIU/2015
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Lido Beach & Palace

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Hotel

Bolsena lake side
starting from 50€

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30/MAG/2015
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La Collina Verde

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Holiday Farm

Bolsena lakeside
starting from 420€
per week per apartment

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15/MAG/2015
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Agriturismo Il Poderaccio

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Holiday Farms

Bolsena lakeside
starting from 450€
per week per apartment

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10/MAG/2015
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Borgo Podernovo

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Holiday Farms

Bolsena lakeside
starting from 50€ p.p.

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05/MAG/2015
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Lido Camping Village

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Camping

Bolsena lakeside
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30/APR/2015
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Hotel Columbus

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Hotel

Bolsena
from starting54€

twin room

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28/APR/2015
Blu International Camping, DISCOUNTS with The Onetcard
Blu International Camping

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Camping

Bolsena lakeside
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25/APR/2015
Lo Zodiaco, DISCOUNTS with The Onetcard
Hotel Lo Zodiaco

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Hotel

Bolsena city center,
starting from 40€

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01/GEN/2015
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Il Toscano

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03/AGO/2016
La pineta,
La Pineta

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Restaurant

lakeside Bolsena
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03/GIU/2015
Il Pinzale
Il Pinzale

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Restaurant-Pizzeria

Bolsena, place Pinzale
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30/MAG/2015
La Tana dell'Orso - view from La Tana dell'Orso
La Tana dell’Orso

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Restaurant-Inn

A 2,2 km from Bolsena
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25/MAG/2015
Il tempio di Norzia -Dining Room (1)
Il Tempio di Norzia

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Pizzeria Pub

Bolsena city center,
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23/MAG/2015
BorgoDentro American Bar-
BorgoDentro

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American Bar

Bolsena city center
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20/MAG/2015
Libr'Osteria- Le Sorgenti-
Libr’Osteria Le Sorgenti

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Inn-book

Bolsena city center,
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15/MAG/2015
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Wine Class

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Winwhouse

Bolsena city center,
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10/MAG/2015
Museo territoriale del Lago di Bolsena-
Museo Territoriale del lago Bolsena

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Museum

Bolsena city center,
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03/GIU/2015
Acquario di Bolsena
Acquario del lago di Bolsena

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Museum

Bolsena city center,
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30/MAG/2015
Area archeologica Poggio Moscini (2)
Area archeologica di Poggio Moscini

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State-owned archaeological area

Bolsena,
free entry

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25/MAG/2015
Museo del Brigantaggio
Museo del Brigantaggio di Cellere

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Museum

a 12 Km far from Bolsena,
Onetcard price Reduced-price Ticket

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20/MAG/2015
Museo della terra
Museo della Terra della città di Latera

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Museum

a 16 Km far from Bolsena,
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15/MAG/2015
Museo civico Rittatore Vonwiller,
Museo civico “F.Rittatore Vonwiller”

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Museum

a 4 Km far from Bolsena
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01/MAG/2015
Museo del costume farnesiano
Museo del costume farnesiano

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Museum

a 8 Km far from Bolsena,
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20/APR/2015
Museo della citta, esposizione reperti
Museo della città di Acquapendente

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Museum

a 20 Km far from Bolsena
Onetcard price 2,00 €
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10/APR/2015
museo del fiore
Museo del Fiore di Acquapendente

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Museum

a 40 Km far from Bolsena
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05/APR/2015
-Museo della preistoria dell Tuscia e della Rocca Farnese-Valentano- foto V. Melaragni, archivio Museo
Il museo della preistoria e della Rocca Farnese

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Museum

a 12 Km far from Bolsena,
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02/FEB/2015
Museo dell'architettura di  Antonio da Sangallo
Museo dell’architettura di A. da Sangallo

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Museum

a 30 Km far from Bolsena,
Onetcard price Free Entry

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01/FEB/2015
Museo civico archeologico Pietro e Turiddo Lotti,
Museo archeologico “Pietro e Turiddo Lotti”

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Museum

a 7 Km far from Bolsena,
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30/GEN/2015
Museo archeologico e delle tradizioni popolari
Museo archeologico e delle tradizioni popolari

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Museum

a 12 Km far from Bolsena,
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28/GEN/2015
Orvieto Transfer
Orvieto Transfer

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Rental car with driver service

Orvieto
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25/FEB/2016
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Hertz

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Car Rental

Orvieto scalo,
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30/MAG/2015
Terre di Rasenna
Le Terre di Rasenna

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Artisan

Bolsena city center,
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03/GIU/2015
La Medusa
La Medusa

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Artisan Goldsmith&Sculptor

Bolsena city center
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30/MAG/2015

“In the church of Santa Cristina of Bolsena appeared miracle of Corpus Dominii” as the ancient documents of the Bolsena in 1264 recited.
The city was indeed the scenario for one of the miracles of faith most important of Christianity: the miracle of the Eucharist.
In the summer of 1263 Peter from Prague, a Bohemian priest visiting Rome, he was the victim of a deep spiritual crisis and during the return journey he decided to stop at Bolsena. As he happened for a long time, that night too spent it sleepless persecuted by those doubts by days troubled the heart; the next day, while celebrating Mass at the Basilica of Santa Cristina, right in the moment that lifted the host to heaven this began to bleed profusely on the body and on the steps of the altar. Baffled, he went quickly to Orvieto where at that time staying Pope Urban IV, who, after a series of inspections, conducted according to legend by Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventura of Bagnoregio, recognized the miracle and the 11 August 1264, through the emanation of the Bull Transiturus de Hoc Mundo extended to the whole Church the feast of Corpus Christi..

The Cathedral was rebuilt on the ruins of a pagan temple severely damaged by barbarians during the migration.
It was erected around the catacombs and on the tomb of the martyr, protector of the city, Saint Cristina, to which it is dedicated. The building, constructed on a Latin cross map, with three naves of Romanesque style, divided by massive rounded pillars, has an elegant façade; it is marked architecturally by the coexistence of multiple styles, as a result of the various remakes and restoration as well as sustained by the presence of works of art of various kinds and eras. The
catacombs path starts instead from the area of the altar where the miracle occurred. From here you can reach the burial site of Saint Cristina in the crypt of the little Cathedral, from where you have access to the main gallery of the catacombs. The latest, which date from the IVth and Vth century A.C, develop dividing in a multitude of ramifications. Within them you can count many burials because according to the beliefs of this era being buried near the tombs of Saints could arouse the mercy of God in the Day of Judgment; It's no coincidence the galleries containing more tombs are those closest to the remains of Saint Cristina.
The catalogued burials are about 1600, of which 1100 have been opened and cleaned, while the remaining are still closed, Therefore, the visit to this place, in addition to representing a journey through the history of the Christian community of Bolsena, depicts overall a symbolic trip to the roots of the faith.

1156 : Pope Adrian IV gave orders to fortify the towns to protect them from the destructive force of barbaric incursions in place; Bolsena, also, responded to the building walls and, at the same time, building the main tower of the fortress.
Later in 1295, when the most powerful House of Orvieto, the Monaldeschi, extended his power over the city, the walls were reinforced and raised other three towers; the rock fortress became mansion house.
Over the years the castle was then sacked, burned, renovated and destined to different uses as a prison before, as a deposit later. Today it receives the Museum places divided into various sections.

Bolsena is reached and crossed by the via Francigena.It is a journey, more properly a "path" of country lanes and ancient roads from France, from San Bernardo, that crosses part of Switzerland and Italy, to reach Rome. It is approximately 1000 Km long and organized into 44 stages, one of which reaches precisely Bolsena.
A location surrounded by nature, between Woods and olive groves, which leads travellers within the ancient caldera which now houses the Lake.The journey, accessible either on foot or by bicycle, was born around the end of the VIIth century by the need of the Lombards to connect the Duchy of Pavia to the southern Apennine areas, through a road that could pass away from the territories of Byzantine influence, reaching Rome through the last part of the ancient Cassia.
The connection, which crossed the Apennines along the Passo of the Cisa, became so habitual street to Lombard troops than as to push the inhabitants of those places to rename the mountain “Mons Langobardum ", from which came the ancient name of the street: precisely " Monte Bardone ".
Later, when these Territories came under the control of the Franks, the street name renamed starting to be called via Francigena, that is "Street originated from France". In a short time time the route became one of the main axis linking North and South of Europe,on which passing armies and merchants. Meanwhile, towards the end of the first Millennium and the beginning of the second, pilgrimages became an increasingly common practice, and so came the need to connect the main places of Christianity that were Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Rome. And the lvia Francigena became a major junction between three large streets of faith of the Middle Ages..

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It is odd knowing that...

Bolsena is mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy, in canto XXIV del Purgatorio, 21-24. The reference is to the greediness for Lake Bolsena eels of Pope Martin IV « ...held the Holy Church in his arms: from Torso was, and scouring for fasting the Bolsena eels and Vernaccia»

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