Lake Bolsena in Lazio

8 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

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Lake Bolsena (Italian: Lago di Bolsena) is a lake of volcanic origin in the northern part of the province of Viterbo called Alto Lazio (“Upper Latium”) or Tuscia in central Italy. It is the largest volcanic lake in Europe. Roman historic records indicate activity of the Vulsini volcano occurred as recently as 104 BC; it has been dormant since then. The two islands in the southern part of the lake were formed by underwater eruptions following the collapse that created the depression.   read more…

Civita di Bagnoregio in Lazio

13 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

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Civita di Bagnoregio is an outlying village of the comune of Bagnoregio in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy. It lies 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) east of the town of Bagnoregio and about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Rome. The only access is a footbridge from the nearby town, with a toll introduced in 2013. Because of the toll, communal taxes were abolished in Civita and nearby Bagnoregio. And because of its unstable foundation that often erodes, Civita is famously known as “the dying city”. It is one of I Borghi più belli d’Italia (“The most beautiful villages of Italy”).   read more…

Caprarola in Lazio

19 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Environment Reading Time:  4 minutes

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Caprarola is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, in the Lazio region of central Italy. The village is situated in a range of volcanic hills known as the Cimini Mounts.   read more…

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