house and surroundings

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pic Celleno castello
pic Lago di Bolsena
Bolsena lake
pic Bomarzo
pic Orvieto Duomo
Orvieto Duomo
pic Orvieto schepping vrouw
Orvieto creation of Eva
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Celleno is situated in the province of Lazio, with its unprecedented capital Rome, and close to Umbria and Toscana. As the latter provinces attract a lot of attention and travel guides of Lazio all focus on Rome, the area of Lazio north is very quiet.

The area around Celleno to the Mediterranean was formerly inhabited by the Etruscans. Their language is still a great mystery, about their ancestry there are differences of opinion, the tombs they left behind show how this people lived. They stir with their restrained, serene expressions and their human measure.

It amazes us that the beautiful Bolsena lake is still so quiet – never mind, keep it like that. The borders of the lake have lots of shadow from large trees, the water is clear and in summer nice and cool. This crater lake with a diameter of 12 km and a maximum depth of 150 m has two islands that can be visited from the villages Capodimonte and Bolsena. Marta has the fish auction and you can find various fish restaurants, also at the border of the lake near Montefiascone. 

You'll find 'Parco dei mostri' in Bomarzo. It is the medieval amusement park. Also Civita di Bagnoregio is at a small distance. La citta che muore …. the dying town of Bagnoregio because the mountain where it was built is eroding. A medieval jewel; at the foot of the walkway there is a good restaurant ' hosteria del ponte. " A 15 min. drive from the house. Just a half our ahead and you'l find 'Vissani' in Baschi. It is one of the top restaurants from the Michelin guide. Or eat in the 'castello Santa Maria' in Civitella D'Agliano. But all the local pizzeria's are also wonderfull.

Nearby Viterbo is a medieval town with beautiful squares, buildings and churches. It was once a Papal city. Difficult to find the way there, the city is also the regional center with a University and an army base, tax offices, hospitals etc. In the medieval town ' Il Pellegrino "a maze of small streets and nice shops.

At Viterbo, there are sulphur baths. The exploited ones are not the most likely but freely available bath is nearby. Nice and warm and quite fancy. They are hard to find. With the house you get a route description.

Assisi, Perugia and Siena in the slightly further environment. A day with the train to Florence ….

Or the road up to Orvieto. A beautiful city with as and at the height of the Cathedral.