The town of Bolsena is in Northern Lazio, at the border with Tuscany and Umbria; it’s on the shores of a lake with the same name and it’s along the Via Francigena, a famous pilgrims route.

Bolsena has a very ancient history and displays Etruscan and Roman ruins. The Middle Ages also left a mark, with the imposing Monaldeschi Castle that dominates on the old town. 


Via del Castello
01023 Bolsena (VT), Italia


+39 335 5860026

How to get here

Bolsena is along the Via Cassia. It’s about 112 km from Rome or Siena and 20 km from Orvieto. 

By Car

  • From the Highway A1 exit at Orvieto km 24. Follow the directions to Bolsena on SS71 and SR71 Umbro Casentinese (21km). 
  • From Via Aurelia exit in Montalto di Castro (60 km), towards Canino, Valentano. 
  • From Viterbo on via Cassia km 30.
  • If you are driving from Rome you can take the scenic Via Cassia or on the Highway A1, exit Orte and then take the freeway to Viterbo, then SS Cassia towards Siena (km 30). 

By train

Depending on where you are coming from, you can get off in Orvieto (if you are coming from Florence) or Viterbo (if from Rome); from both towns there are direct buses to Bolsena. 

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