Bolsena has been mentioned many times before on News From Italy but for the benefit of those of you that are new followers I am featuring a recent visit. I did not think those of you that have been reading about our life in Italy for a few years now, would mind taking another stroll around this lovely old town. It has always proved to be a favourite place in the area for visitors, so it was no surprise when our daughter suggested we went there for lunch one day while she was here in July.
|View from the Centro Storico towards the lake.|
After working up an appetite and thirst in the intense heat exploring the hilly streets of the centro storico we decided to go down to the lake for lunch at Trattoria del Moro.
The Trattoria del Moro opened in 1949 in the exact spot where it is now. The restaurant takes its name from the founder, well known by locals, "Moro" (The Moor), the father of the current owner, who with his own family is carrying on the tradition. The main restaurant is a unique structure that resembles a primitive dwelling built on stilts, known locally as 'Pagota'
There are more photos of the restaurant on their website Trattoria del Moro and reviews, including mine on Trip Advisor
It will be no surprise to those of you that know me that I took many more photos than those featured in the post. The full selection can be viewed on Flickr.com in my album entitled Bolsena or by watching this video that I made, very amateur but it was fun to do, although I have a lot to learn about this process.
Bolsena Snapshots - July 2012
If you are interested in learning more historical facts and other information you can always visit Bolsena - Wikipedia or the InTuscia.com website pages on Bolsena.