Recently it was the birthday of a good friend of ours and to celebrate the occasion four of us went out for a special meal. We wanted to try somewhere new to all of us and Il Caminetto Resort which has opened recently is somewhere our friends have long thought looked an interesting place, when driving past. It was then recommended to them by other mutual friends who have eaten there and were impressed. It was therefore we all felt definitely worth trying and for me especially with my love of sunsets its unique position overlooking the lake meant it had so much going for it. Under new management the building has been decorated in a unique manner using beautiful colours and furnishings that create a delightful environment.
With it's position overlooking the Lago di Bolsena from a height of 540 metres above sea level the views are absolutely stunning.
The restaurant is small but that was part of its charm as was the hand written menu which was not easy to decipher without the help of the staff, but it was much more interesting to discuss ones meal with the restaurateur. The dishes are all local specialities that change with the seasons. Besides this restaurant the resort does also have facilities for large functions and a veranda cafe on the premises, as well as offering eight individually decorated bedrooms. The latter I have only seen on the internet site but they certainly look sumptuous.
Just wait till you see some of the photographs I took that evening and have visited the website for yourself. I think those of you already here in Italy, especially those in the locality will be beating a path to its door. It is very easy to find at KM marker 102 on the Cassia Nord just outside Montefiascone on the road towards Bolsena.
For the rest of you sorry to keep telling you about places that you can only at this time visit virtually, but then that is what reading my blog is all about isn't it. Getting to enjoy in a small way the little bit of Italy that we are currently lucky enough to be living in and thanks to the wonders of the internet am able to share with you in this fun way.
May it even inspire some of you to come and visit us soon in Italy. The blue links within the text will take you to the restaurants own website and to my own album of photos on Flickr - Il Caminetto
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I really hope that you will have the time to look at my full album of photos taken that evening at this simply stunning location Il Caminetto Montefiascone. The sunset fans amongst you, of which I know there are quite a few, will I think be especially interested.
Remember to check out the website Il Caminetto Resort for the full experience.