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