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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to delve into the wonderful treasures of Bolsena: – Bolsena is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, in the northern part of the Lazio region in central Italy. It is located on the eastern shore of Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe. Bolsena has a rich history and culture, dating back to the ancient Etruscan civilization. It is also famous for being the site of a Eucharistic miracle that occurred in 1263, when a priest witnessed blood dripping from a consecrated host during Mass. This event inspired the feast of Corpus Christi, which is celebrated by Catholics around the world. Bolsena is a popular tourist destination, offering scenic views of the lake and the surrounding countryside, as well as historical and artistic attractions, such as the Basilica of Santa Cristina, the Castello Rocca Monaldeschi, and the Museo Territoriale del Lago di Bolsena. Bolsena is also known for its wine production, especially the white wine called Est! Est!! Est!!!, which has a legend behind its name. Bolsena is a charming and peaceful town that invites visitors to discover its beauty and history.

Largo Salvo D’Acquisto, is part of the SR2 road in Bolsena which runs from Siena to San Quirico d’Orcia. (Photo 1) – Via Acqua della Croce is a street in Bolsena which runs from Via IV Novembre to the outskirts of the town. (Photo 2-4-5) – Via Porta Romana is a street in Bolsena which runs from Via IV Novembre to Corso della Repubblica. (Photo 6-7) – Piazza Santa Cristina is a beautiful square located in the heart of the town. It is named after the nearby Basilica of Saint Christina, which is famous for being the site of an Eucharistic miracle that took place here in 1263. The square is surrounded by charming cafes and restaurants that offer a variety of local delicacies. It is a popular spot for tourists to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. (Photos 8-10-11) – The Collegiata di Santa Cristina is a beautiful church located in the heart of Bolsena. It was built during the 11th century and features a 15th-century facade. The church is famous for being the site of an Eucharistic miracle, known as the Bolsena miracle, which took place here in 1263. It is a mix of Romanesque and Baroque architectural styles and has an interesting cave-chapel with 15th-century frescoes. (Photos 9-10) – Corso della Repubblica is a street in Bolsena which runs from Porta Romana to Piazza Matteotti. (Photo 12-13) – Piazza Matteotti is a significant community space in Bolsena, Italy. It is a flat area that was created in 1817. Two streets, Corso della Repubblica and Via Cassia, intersect at this square. The former Church of San Francesco is also located here. (Photos 14-15-16-17) – Via Roma, is part of the SR2 road in Bolsena which runs from Siena to San Quirico d’Orcia. (Photo 18) – Viale Nord Colesanti is a street in Bolsena which runs from the SR2 to Piazzale Dante Alighieri. (Photo 19-20)

Piazzale Dante Alighieri is a delightful square right next to the Lake Bolsen. This ia the location of the Hotel Columbus sul Lago which provides comfortable rooms and a free swimming pool for guests. The Conchiglia Restaurant, with its panoramic view over the lake, serves delicious Italian cuisine. (Photos 21-22) – Porto di Bolsena is a tourist port located in Bolsena and is situated on the shores of Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe. The port offers a variety of services and attractions for tourists visiting Bolsena. (Photos 23-24) – Viale Armando Diaz Bolsena is a street in that runs along the side of the lake to the outskirts of the town. (Photos 25-26-27-28-29-30) – Viale Cristoforo Colombo is a street in Bolsena which runs from Armando Diaz Bolsena to thr SR2. (Photo 31) – Via Cassia Nord is part of the SR2 road in Bolsena which runs from Siena to San Quirico d’Orcia. (Photo 32-33) – Via Cassia Vecchia is a street in Bolsena which runs from Via Cassia Nord to Piazza S. Giovanni. (Photos 34-35) – Piazza S. Giovanni is a lovely little square with a fountain in the centre, located close to the Porta Fiorentina one of the gates leading into the centro storico. (Photos 36-37) – Via Porta Fiorentina is a street in Bolsena which runs from Piazza S. Giovanni to Piazza S. Rocco (Photo 38) – Piazza San Rocco is a beautiful square located in the heart of Bolsena, Italy. It is home to the Hotel di Charme il VesConte, a historic building that has been converted into a bed and breakfast. The building is elegantly furnished with antique furnishings and some rooms boast exposed-beam ceilings. (Photos 39-40-72)

Via del Castello is a street in Bolsena which runs from Piazza Matteotti to Via Guglielmo Marconi. (Photos 45-46) – Via Etruria is a street in Bolsena which runs from Via Guglielmo Marconi back to Via Guglielmo Marconi. (Photos 47-48) – Via Guglielmo Marconi is a street in Bolsena which runs from Piazza Matteotti to Piazza Monaldeschi. (Photos 49-50-51-52) – Piazza Monaldeschi is a square located in the town of Bolsena. The square is named after the Monaldeschi family, who were a prominent family in Bolsena during the Middle Ages. (Photos 53-55-56-63-64) – Chiesa di San Salvatore is a church located in Piazza Monaldeschi, Bolsena. The church is situated in front of the Rocca Monaldeschi and is built in a Gothic style. It has two towers on its sides and a simple interior with a coffered ceiling. The altar is adorned with a painting in the background. (53-54) – Rocca Monaldeschi della Cervara is a fortress located in Piazza Monaldeschi, Bolsena. The fortress was built by the Orvieto authorities between the 12th and 15th centuries and served as a defensive outpost for the inland areas. The fortress is now open to visitors and houses the Territorial Museum of Lake Bolsena. The museum has a rich collection of archaeological artifacts and a section dedicated to medieval and Renaissance ceramics. It also features an aquarium and a courtyard with steles and epigraphs. (Photos 57-58-59-60-61-62) – Passaggio da Piazza Monaldeschi a Piazza S. Rocco is a street in Bolsena which runs from Piazza Monaldeschi to Piazza S. Rocco. (Photos 64-65-66-66-67-68-69-70-71-72)

Bolsena Cusine;- The cuisine reflects its location and history, with dishes based on lake fish, local produce, and traditional recipes. Some of the typical dishes of Bolsena are:- Bruschetta al carpaccio di coregone agrodolce: toasted bread topped with thin slices of raw whitefish marinated in vinegar, sugar, and herbs, and garnished with arugula. Chitarrine al profumo di lago:- Homemade thick spaghetti with a sauce of whitefish and fresh tomatoes. Cozze:- Steamed mussels with a savory fresh tomato sauce. This is a seafood dish that is not from the lake, but from the nearby coast. Fritto misto di lago:- mixed lake fish fry, including whitefish and perch. This is a simple but tasty way to enjoy the fresh catch of the day. Verdure grigliate:- Summer grilled vegetables drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This is a light and healthy side dish that complements the fish dishes.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Largo Salvo D’Acquisto to Porto di Bolsena, Viale Armando Diaz
Approximately 1.31 km – 0.81 miles

The walk starts in Largo Salvo D’Acquisto – Via Acqua della Croce – Via IV Novembre – Via Porta Romana – Piazza Santa Cristina – Collegiata di Santa Cristina, Via Giuseppe Mazzini – Corso della Repubblica – Piazza Matteotti – Via Roma – Viale Nord Colesanti – Piazzale Dante Alighieri – Viale Armando Diaz – Porto di Bolsena, Viale Armando Diaz

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Viale Armando Diaz to Via Etruria
Approximately 1.42 km – 0.88 miles

The walk starts in Viale Armando Diaz – Viale Cristoforo Colombo – Via Cassia Nord – Via Cassia Vecchia – Piazza S. Giovanni – Via Porta Fiorentina – Piazza S. Rocco – Corso Cavour – Via del Castello – Via Etruria

Photo Gallery of Walk 3 – Via Guglielmo Marconi to Piazza S. Rocco
Approximately 0.36 km – 0.22 miles

The walk starts in Via Guglielmo Marconi – Piazza Monaldeschi – Chiesa di San Salvatore – Piazza Monaldeschi  – Piazza della Rocca – Passaggio da Piazza Monaldeschi a Piazza S. Rocco – Piazza S. Rocco