NOTES ON THE TERRITORY
The upper Tuscia of Viterbo, on the border with Tuscany and Umbria, a site formerly occupied by the flourishing Etruscan civilization, is a predominantly agricultural area, where the impact of industrial settlements is minimal or almost non-existent. In addition to the relaxing bathing activity on Lake Bolsena, the area is rich in spas, networks of trails for trekking, mountain biking and cycling in general. There is obviously no shortage of archaeological sites linked to the ancient Etruscan civilization, cities and characteristic medieval villages. The location of the structure allows you to move easily and enjoy what the territory is able to offer.
Ancient city of the popes. The medieval quarter is very interesting
Another nearby location to visit. Defined as "the dying country". A real treat.
Another tourist attraction not to be missed. The cathedral, the well of St. Patrick and the "underground" city stand out.
View of the thermal pool
Thermal bath of the Bagnaccio site
The terraced baths of the San Filippo thermal site
Bathing on Lake Bolsena is a very relaxing activity. You can choose between various establishments or free beaches. The photo shows one of the two islands (Martana and Bisentina).
The Via Francigena runs about 300m from our hotel, coinciding, in the stretch that crosses the town of San Lorenzo Nuovo, with the SR2-Cassia. At our facility, it is possible to endorse your stage on the way.
The Via Francigena, Francisca or Romea, is part of a bundle of routes, also called Roman roads, which from Western Europe, in particular from France, led to Southern Europe as far as Rome, then continuing towards Puglia, where there were ports. boarding for the Holy Land, a destination for pilgrims and crusaders. Length: 1700 Km from Canterbury (UK) to Santa Maria di Leuca (LECCE - Italy)
STAGES OF THE VIA FRANCIGENA IN THE LAZIO REGION
Transit of the Via Francigena in San Lorenzo Nuovo (VT)
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES NEARBY
A few km from the property, near the village of Grotte di Castro, it is possible to visit two Etruscan necropolises: Pianezze and Centocamere.
THE VILLAGES OF BOLSENA LAKE
The city of Bolsena is located on the northern shore of the lake of the same name, The population is about 4,300 inhabitants but in the summer thanks to tourism it reaches 10,000 units
The town is located on the northern part of the edge of the ancient volcanic cone, belonging to the Volsini mountain chain which, following the collapse of the caldera, would have originated Lake Bolsena over 300,000 years ago.
Located on the south-eastern side of the Volsini Mountains, Montefiascone is, in the entire province of Viterbo, the municipality with the highest altitude, exceeding 600 m a.s.l. in the "Belvedere" area and the dominant Rocca dei Papi (633 m a.s.l.) from where you can enjoy a broad view of Lake Bolsena and the plain of Viterbo. On clear days it is possible to see much of the central Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The village of Marta is located at an altitude of 315 meters above sea level, surrounded by the Volsini mountains.The village is located on the slopes of Monte di Marta (424 m asl, of volcanic origin), under which the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte. The Martana island, on Lake Bolsena, which is about 2 km from the town, and the initial stretch of the Marta river are part of the municipal territory.
The town is located on a promontory of Lake Bolsena, formed over 300,000 years and occupied since the Bronze Age. The town is dominated by the Rocca Farnese. A long beach of volcanic sand, flanked by Italian-style gardens is one of the most characteristic points of Capodimonte. The great protohistoric and Etruscan center of Bisenzo as well as the Bisentina island fall within the territory of Capodimonte.
The town was founded in 1779 by the will of Pope Clement XIV and completed by Pope Pius VI by moving the inhabitants of the old town of San Lorenzo alle Grotte which was located further down near Lake Bolsena, in an unhealthy position for route of malaria (which had decimated several inhabitants) and the continuous landslides of the land. For this reason, the word "New" has been added at the end of the current country name. The town stands on a hill at 503 meters above sea level on the northern chain of the Volsini mountains on the border with Umbria and Tuscany. The municipality is part of the district of Lake Bolsena and Alta Tuscia.
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