About the property
- Apartment861 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 Bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6. Close to Bolsena town centre and lakeside
Our first (top) floor apartment is situated in a quiet lane, just a few minutes easy walk to Bolsena town centre and lake shore. It enjoys a lovely view across an orchard to the lake from its full width back sun terrace.
There are two bedrooms, one with french doors leading to a small front balcony; two good-sized bathrooms; a comfortable lounge with dining facilities for 6 people; fully equipped kitchen, and utility room with washing machine. The sun terrace is equipped with sunblinds, sunloungers, dining table and 6 chairs.
Suitable for a family or couples, it sleeps up to six people, as there is a comfortable double sofa bed in the lounge. There is a gated drive with parking for two cars; small, ground level walled back garden area and a private entrance via steps to the apartment and sun terrace.
The property has excellent facilities for a relaxing stay and it is furnished and equipped to a high standard including ceiling fans, satellite TV, DVD and sound system with plug-ins for Ipod use
Lake Bolsena - Secret Gem in the Heart of Italy: Everyone has heard of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, but fewer people know about beautiful Lake Bolsena and the fascinating historic region that lies in the heart of Italy. It's not far from Rome or the popular Tuscan and Umbrian tourist spots and it remains one of Italy's best kept secrets.
Located on the borders of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, Lake Bolsena is formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. Its waters are crystal clear, unpolluted and teem with fish, which are served in all the local restaurants. There are fine, volcanic sandy beaches that are perfectly safe for family bathing. The capital of the Lake is Bolsena itself. Once the Etruscan settlement of Volsini and medieval town of miracles, Bolsena has a medieval quarter and is famous for its gardens and annual flower festival.
Activities in and around Bolsena: The apartment is on the outskirts of Bolsena, yet only a ten minute easy walk from the town centre and seven minutes away from the lake shore itself. Whilst it's lovely to sunbathe and relax, there are also lots of recreational activities for those who are feeling more energetic.
You can swim safely in the lake and if you want to sail, Bolsena has a local sailing school that offers excellent opportunities to improve your boating skills whilst exploring the lake. Or if sailing isn't for you, why not try one of the inexpensive sightseeing boat trips that go from Bolsena's small harbour during the summer.
If you like cycling, bikes for adults and children are available to hire from along the town's lake shore. For those of you who enjoy horse riding there is also a local riding school on the outskirts of Bolsena. The beautiful, unspoilt countryside around Bolsena also offers perfect opportunities for walking, birdwatching and nature photography.
Key Bolsena Summer Celebrations in 2012:
Feast of St Anthony of Padua, with traditional procession in the afternoon and fireworks display on the lake in late evening.
Hydrangea festival. Flowers are displayed along the streets of the historic centre. There is also an interesting tour of Bolsena's historical homes; tasting of wine, oil and typical products like the famous Lake fish.
Feast of Corpus Christi (infiorata). Every year the blood-stained stones are carried in procession through the streets, which are covered by the ‘Infiorata’ – a mosaic of coloured flowers, either arranged in geometric figures or depicting sacred art.
Fish festival takes place on the lake shores in the afternoons.
The mysteries of Santa Christina - celebrated since the fourth century. Actors in costume depict a series of scenes representing the Mysteries and the Passion of Saint Christina in the ten episodes of her martyrdom.
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- May 26, 2018
About Christine MacFie
My husband and I live in Brighton, a lively cosmopolitan city by the sea, just an hour away from London by train. Fortunately we're not too far from Gatwick airport and this makes travelling to Bolsena easy and quick.
Christine MacFie purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Christine MacFie chose Bolsena
We fell in love with Bolsena whilst on a walking holiday in Italy and returned the next year with the idea that we might buy a holiday home. When the local Agent showed us round this apartment we knew it was what we wanted. It took us a whole year to navigate the Italian legal system and buy our apartment. We've never regretted doing so and we're only sorry that jobs in the UK prevent us spending more time there. So we rent it out and invite our guests to share the pleasure of spending a comfortable time in this beautiful part of Italy.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment has a beautiful view from the lounge and back sun terrace across a local orchard to Lake Bolsena. It's really peaceful and relaxing and we love eating al fresco whilst watching the sun set over the lake. There is private car parking in our spacious gated driveway. We also have a small, pretty walled back garden with lots of flowering plants, where we like to sit and have our morning coffee.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Small lake town with old castle
Comfortable for 4. Well situated for exploring nearby hill villages. We enjoyed our stay.
Excellent 2 Bedroomed apartment easy walk to town and with lovely views !
We had 4 glorious weeks during October, 26 days of sun and only 2 rain ! The well furnished apartment has everything for short or long stays, we enjoyed the views of the lake and town from the terrace. The private parking was a bonus. The nice thing about Bolsena is that its not just for tourists - there is still lots to do and see in the "off peak" seasons, with weekly markets and an agricultural exhibition over one weekend during our stay. The local wine and cheese are excellent and low in price. As are the restaurants - very good service and helpful waiters. All in all this is an area to explore - a hidden Gem ! and only an hours drive from the edge of Rome, 20 mins from Orvietto and about the same from Bagnoreggio. Warmly reccomended - thank you - we will return.
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your out of season holiday in and around Bolsena so much and that you found the apartment comfortable. It sounds as if the weather was very kind to you during your four week stay and this enabled you to explore the area around Bolsena as well as the town itself. We look forward to welcoming you to the apartment again on a future visit.
Stylish apartment on Lake Bolsena
This was the most beautiful apartment we had on a 6-week tour through Italy. Others may have been in more spectacular places, like high views over the Mediterranean, but as a home this apartment was best. Stylish furniture, good beds, well-equipped bathrooms, and a kitchen with everything we needed.
It is located within a short walking distance of Bolsena, with restaurants, shops and a lively lakeside. As the house faces (at some distance) the lake, we hardly heard the busy S-road some 100 meters at the back.
We are delighted that our guests enjoyed their stay at the apartment so much and glad to know that it met their needs well. We take great pride in providing modern, comfortable facilities for our visitors to enjoy during their holiday stay.
Bolsena itself is a lovely, unspoiled Italian town, with an attractive and unpolluted lake that's not only safe for swimming but used for fishing and various water sports, including sailing. There are also lots of interesting places to explore and things to do around the lake and in the interesting Etruscan surroundings.
Comfortable, spacious apartment in ideal location
We spent four nights in this comfortable, spacious apartment. Communication with Christine was first class. She gave comprehensive answers to all my many questions. The location is spot on, within a few minutes’ walk to the nearest supermarket and the historic town of Bolsena which is full of character and friendly locals. Both the town and lake, which is also just a short distance on foot, are quiet and unspoilt. We had our best meal in La Tavernetta where the tasty pizzas overhang the plates and the grilled sea bass was cooked to perfection. It was a pleasant half hour’s drive to Orvieto on one morning and another half hour on another morning to Capodimonte, following the lakeside road. I wouldn’t have missed either trip. We had lovely weather – it might not have been the same had it rained. I would recommend this apartment for the peaceful location where all you can hear are the birds.
I am delighted to receive this comprehensive, helpful review and I'm glad that Sandra and her partner found that the apartment met their needs. I'm also really pleased they enjoyed such a good time exploring Bolsena and its fascinating surrounding area during their short trip. Springtime in this unspoilt part of Italy is beautiful - and of course it helps when the sun shines and it's warm.
Perfect apartment, peaceful and well-equipped
We have stayed here twice now, we adore the area and there are fantastic places nearby to visit such as Orvieto and Rome. The apartment is well-equipped, particularly the kitchen which has everything you need including a decent coffee machine. The beds are comfortable and the two bathrooms are clean and stylish. The sun terrace is accessed via lounge doors that open out to a wonderful view, and we loved eating breakfast and reading out there under the canopy. The road is quiet and there is a parking space for a hire car (which we are glad we booked). Very happy with our stay, thank you so much.
Steph and Rowan. x
Dear Steph and Rowan
Thanks for your positive review and I'm glad that you continue to find the apartment meets your needs - I love the view from the back sun terrace too! We try to make sure that we keep it well equipped, including the kitchen. I think it's really important to offer our visitors decent cooking facilities, especially as some of them book holidays outside the main summer season and may want, or need to spend more time inside the apartment.
You're right, Bolsena is a lovely, relaxing place to stay and, as you say, there is good access to other fascinating places, including Rome. Although we have driven to and around Rome, personally I think taking a train from Orvieto or Orte is a much more pleasant experience, especially as there is so much traffic in Rome itself.
Di meglio non si può
Casa con ambienti spaziosi e luminosi, ben arredata, con tutto ciò che serve e molto di più. La posizione è ottima sia per un soggiorno sul lago, sia per visitare le tante, belle ed interessanti cose nei dintorni. Vi abbiamo passato una vacanza eccellente.
Grazie mille per la vostra recensione . Siamo così contenti che avete trovato l'appartamento confortevole e anche che avete passato una vacanza splendida nella bellissima zona di Bolsena.
Bolsena is the capital and jewel of the Lake. The town is a superb base to explore the area and enjoy the local beaches and swim in the fresh water lake. The lake water is outstandingly clear and well stocked with fish, and the town and surrounding area has a number of excellent restaurants where you can enjoy the local catch. Our accommodation is situated near the town centre and the lake so it has the best of both worlds.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please make sure that you take out holiday insurance. No refunds can be given for cancellations made less than one month before your holiday starts unless I can re-rent the apartment for cancelled dates. Rental cost includes changeover cleaning, utilities, provision of towels and bedding. Cost of off and low season rental includes changeover cleaning, central heating and all other utilities, provision of towels and bedding.