Lake Bolsena - Jewel in the Heart of Italy

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Festivals and Celebrations

Bolsena is only a small town but come festival time it rises to the occasion. There are two famous high points each year. The first is the feast of Corpus Domini which takes place on the second Sunday after Whit Sunday every year. This is a celebration of the miracle of Bolsena in 1263. The feast is accompanied by a flower festival or " Infiorata". Read about it here.

Read about the Infiorata here

The miracle itself was the result of the martydom of Saint Christina, daughter of the local roman prefect who converted to Christianity and survived several attempts to put her to death because she would not renounce her faith. A festival is held to celebrate her anniversary every year culminating in a magnificent lake fireworks display.

Read about Saint Christina here

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