Following an old Etruscan trail, we ride up through thick woods to the top of the crater surrounding lake Bolsena.
Here we enjoy the remarkable scenery including vineyards, Etruscan tombs, the prominent volcanic lake and the panorama dominated by the famous Farnese palace in Gradoli. This palace was a gift made by the Pope in 1500 to the nephew for his wedding: what a present!
We return to the castle riding through the vineyards, vegetable gardens and enchanting woods. We particularly enjoy a canter through a tunnel made by oak trees above an old sheperds path.
SANTA CRISTINA CASTLE
Grotte di Castro 01025 (VT) - ITALY
loc. Santa Cristina snc.
P.IVA IT 07075731005
Tel. & Fax: (+39) 0763 780 11
Cell.: (+39) 339 860 5166
areas in front of the tavern
inside the tavern: internet cafe