Cruising to Isola Bisentina, Lake Bolsena’s Sacred Floating Treasure

Mon, 08/29/2022 - 06:17
Lake Bolsena, with Capodimonte and Isola Bisentina in the background
Lake Bolsena, with Capodimonte and Isola Bisentina in the background

Islands always have an air of mystery about them — blame it on the seclusion factor — and Isola Bisentina is no exception. The larger of Lake Bolsena's two islets, it takes its name from the nearby ancient Etruscan-Roman town of Bisenzio. 

Located in the Viterbo province in western Lazio, Lake Bolsena is an acqua-filled crater — the largest in Europe — formed after the eruption of the Vulsini volcano approximately 600 thousand years ago. The area around the lake is a popu

This is Premium Content

Subscribe today for unlimited access to all our exclusive Italy intel and much more...

...for less than the cost of a cappuccino a week!