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Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Stroll Around Bolsena.

 

The town of Bolsena takes its name from the lake of the same name, it is on the north eastern shores of Lago di Bolsena.  Bolsena has I think a much more touristy seaside feel to it than the other towns surrounding the lake, with more in the way of campsites, agriturismo’s, hotels and holiday homes it attracts a lot of holiday makers. The resident population of around 4,000 normally grows to approximately 10,000 during the summer months.  

If you are interested in learning more historical facts and other information you can always visit Bolsena - Wikipedia or the Bolsena Official Website

We started our walk at the top of the town, high above the lake and rooftops and strolled downhill. For those of you that were asking me where I took the chimney photo from that I posted on Beautiful World, the fourth mosaic, shows the spot by the archway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I hope you have enjoyed sharing this collection of photos taken around Bolsena during a visit when my cousin was staying with us last month, if you would like to see the photographs full size please visit the collection at Flickr.com, the album entitled A stroll in Bolsena

I have featured Bolsena on News From Italy before and more vistas can be found in the following posts. Bolsena, Bolsena - Scenes From a late Summer Stroll

I am linking this post to Potpourri Friday at A Potpourri of Life at 2805Scenic Sunday, La Dolce Vita and Mosaic Monday at Little Red House the latter where you will find lots of other beautiful Mosaics. Welcome to ‘News From Italy’ to the other participants, thankyou for calling by.

                  Scenic Sunday    

Did you spot the boot and the unusual tomatoes?

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

60 comments:

  1. What a lovely tour of Bolsena. It looks like a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing your visit.

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  2. Oh yes, you're definitely right Linda, I need to take a holiday in Northern Lazio next time!LOL!
    Even if little villages can all look alike for their architecture, it's lovely to find out the small details who make the difference, such as flowery corners, pretty doors, yummy food shops, etc.. Thank you for the virtual tour!
    Have a good weekend xxx

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  3. I have not visited Bolsena. Now, it's on my list.

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  4. This post contains all the things I love: ally ways, statuary, window boxes and planters filled with flowers and doors! I love the tour of this little village. That have such wonderful character!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you and hope you will link up again next week! I'll be looking forward to seeing you!

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  5. Absolutely stunning collages Linda. This is the sort of town I love to visit .. lots of little lanes to explore and with hills too. :-)

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  6. Wow what beautiful pictures, it is such a lovely area. I hope that one day we will get to see it in real life!! Take care Diane

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  7. What a wonderful post...nothing like a virtual walk in Italy, except being there in person! Drat!
    Your images are fantastic...you have an artist's eye for capturing the essence in just the right way.

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  8. Fabulous collection of photos. It looks like there is a lot to see and do around Lake Bolsena. You have your more touristy places, and then some nice non-touristy places that have the local flair.

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  9. Hi Linda, this is a perfect tour to take on my early Saturday morning. It looks like a quintessential Italian hill town, which means, absolutely fabulous! David and I have been planning next year's trips and Italy is at the top of the list! Thank you for your continual inspiration.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend! – g

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  10. Hi Linda. That must have been a lovely walk! I love all the wonderful stonework in the photos, and all the different gargoyle type faces . Also liked the flowers and the photos of the produce. I really like places like that, where you can meander up and down, and through little lanes. I see that you're like me, and love taking photos of doors and windows!

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  11. Gorgeous photographs! Isn't it incredible how every.single.inch of the city is so beautiful. Thank you for capturing that on film. Bravissima!

    ciaochristy.blogspot.com

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  12. This collage collection is fantastically stunning. ALL of them!!! I think they would each make a lovely postcard for Bolsena. Thanks for putting this post together for us, Linda.

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  13. Thanks for a great tour of the town. I loved all the architectural pics. :-)

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  14. Stunning photographs, you really have captured the beauty of Bolsena. I am so envious on a very grey day here in the UK. Your images have certainly cheered me up!

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  15. I love all those narrow streets. What a wonderful place to look around and visit :)

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  16. What absolutely stunning photos. My brother is spending his honeymoon in Italy this coming October. Lucky duck!!

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  17. I so enjoyed my stroll through Bolsena. Thank you for sharing the wonder and beauty and history that is Italy. Amazing place!

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  18. So lovely! You make me want to re-think our itinerary!

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  19. Those look so beautiful and familiar. Now when I see these I feel I have been there even I haven't, old Italian villages seems to look like the same each other. Lovely narrow alleys, beautiful stone houses and cosy atmosphere.
    Thank you for this tour and have a nice Sunday

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  20. Wow, so much to visit out there! We will definitely go down south one day, for now, your tour of Bolsena is a very good alternative! Thanks for sharing, Linda.

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  21. Oh... forgot to mention that I love the plant stands!

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  22. Ciao!!! I missed you! I finally did reviews on some of the books I was reading lol. Such wonderful photos you posted!

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  23. This has been the most marvellous visit! Every single capture is worth a thousand words, yet I find myself gaping, transfixed by the beauty, antiquity and sheer magic of this Oh, so very delightful place, that I'm unable to utter a word that makes any sense. Yes, I spotted both the old boot in the doorway and the very dark green striped tomatoes. I truly loved everything you shared with us! So much to see and take in, a post such as this deserves several visits to be fully appreciated. Thank you so much for inviting us into your remarkably quaint, adopted world! I can see why you are so enamoured with Italy!

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  24. What a cute little town! Great pictures!

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  25. Such beautiful pictures. I am going to have to add this to my list of places to visit! Those zucchini flowers look delicious! I wish they were readily available in France.

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  26. I am speechless....will you adopt me??? :) I would love nothing more than to stroll around and take everything in...and of course, eat incredible food.

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  27. Gorgeous shots, love the textures and colours!

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  28. Fabulous shots of this very pretty town. It looks old too. And what a great location next to the lake.

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  29. THis is a beautiful place. I love the narrow streets I saw so often in Italy. I love your photo's and mosaics,
    Have a nic day.
    Riet

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  30. Great pics and wonderful collages of a marvellous place to visit!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a nice and happy week****

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  31. Wow that was wonderful. Thank you. I loved the colours, the textures and collages. I can smell the fruit. What a gorgeous place! I adore liitle streets like those, makes me feel like just wandering about all day long...

    Veronica
    www.mothercitymagic.blogspot.com

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  32. Thanks Lindy! Your collages were spectacular and I enjoyed the tour with you. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful place and to be able to visit so many unique places easily. Thanks for sharing your journeys with us!

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  33. What a stunning place! I love all the old stones and the flowers and all that fresh, colorful food!

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  34. This place is full of atmosphere. I love, love, love all the pictures you took. There's something so unique about this little town.
    Rosie

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  35. How amazing it must be to have moved to the beautiful country of Italy and what a great adventure. Your photos are fabulous! I just love the architecture and the scenery of your country!

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  36. I especially enjoyed the doorways and faces - animal and human. What a beautiful tour!

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  37. Beautiful photos, wish I was there instead of rainy England!

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  38. Those Pachino tomatoes aren't usually green, are they? And, at almost 5 Euros per Kg, they are SOOOO expensive, in Bolsena, WOW!

    Fantastic photos, Lindy! Great stuff! I can see you really, really love Italy! Thank you!

    CIAO

    ANNA
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  39. I loved all the detail you were able to show us in these pictures. How could you get such good pictures without including people in them? Was it not crowded when you were there?

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  40. what an absolutely beautiful place. I can't believe places like that, actually exsist! BEAUTIFUL :)

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  41. Your pictures are wonderful! I love the way you put them all together in themed collages too. I especially like the pictures of roof tops-that dome is amazing!

    Great post and thanks for the wonderful virtual tour!

    Best wishes for a fabulous week,
    Natasha.

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  42. I adore these photos, and as you can imagine, esp the one of the DOORS!!! I found the boot, but wasn't sure if the strange tomatoes were those near black things from Sicily. Ok, so probably not...
    Bev

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  43. I love Bolsena, a place that I love so much and I hope to return soon

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  44. This is my third attempt to get the comment on today. I think "Blogger" is playing up. Anyway, I love the way you have put the photos together and it's a place I would love to see.

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  45. Such gorgeosu mosaics of a very beautiful town! I would love to vsiit it and stroll around and see where all those narrow streets lead to.

    Happy MM!

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  46. Wonderful post. I like the way you show different moments from an Italian life. Makes me dream of going there.

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  47. What a beautiful town. I would love to walk leisurely through and take in everything that you posted here. I prefer these smaller towns to the big cities. :)

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  48. WOW these photos are amazing. I would love to visit Italy one day. It is on my bucket list for sure. I just love the home feel of the neighborhoods. Thank your for taking me around.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  49. What a wonderful tour you gave us..So interesting..I like the small streets where you can only walk down..Beautiful place and the flower pots were lovely..Everything was so enjoyable..thanks..xoRosebud/Carolyn

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  50. Ciao! You are welcome! I saw your book blog, I love it! I commented on Lucia,Lucia, & Milk Glass Moon.

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  51. I just read your bio. What an adventure to move to Italy. These photos are just gorgeous.

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  52. Oh I did enjoy that Linda. As usual your photos are wonderful. I was transported to a pretty Italian town in an instant! I love the old doors and the trouble that people go to decorating the outside of their homes. Thanks for sharing, love Linda x

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  53. Oh Wow, fantastic pics, love those old buildings and their stonework. Thanks for sharing the Terracotta pics too, I play with mud so they were nice to see.

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  54. Oh, how BEAUTIFUL!!! Now I want to go there...someday!!! Thanks for letting me see some of the world today. And such a pretty piece of it. (LOVE the flowers and that neat green door, by the way! :) )

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  55. I'm so glad I found your blog. I love seeing things that are so different than here and that I would never have a change to see. Great photos!

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  56. I always marvel at beautiful simple doorways. Beautiful photos that evoke the atmosphere of wondering around the town.

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  57. How interesting and beautiful !!
    I'm especially interested in the terra-cotta ornaments. These are wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing your fantastic stroll.

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  58. Lovely photos tour of the place you live and visit.

    I appreciate your efforts and photos. I wish I could also take such photos.

    Best wishes.

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