Agriturismo Arlena

strada statale SS 2 Cassia , Km 108 01023, 01023 Bolsena (Viterbo) Code


In brief

  • Type: Flat (9),
  • Guests: 35
  • Map: Lake
  • Type of accommodation: Room only

The agriturismo

The farm is centered on an ancient nineteenth-century farmhouse, the permanent residence of the owners, and on attached rural buildings in the context of a plot that occupies about 10 hectares, extended from the Via Cassia to the lake front. Home to a breeding of dairy cows of the Frisian breed until the 80s, the activity was then converted into fruit growing, kiwi, until 2016, now in the olive grove and arable land. A path inside the estate leads directly to the beach and very reserved, located 200 meters from the accommodation and accessible only to guests. The hospitality takes place in independent apartments, all on the ground floor, one, two and three-room apartments, one or two bathrooms, a well-stocked kitchenette and a covered porch, furnished to have meals even outdoors.


The accommodation

The company has 9 independent apartments, all overlooking the shared garden overlooking the lake and the orchard. Careful furnishings, warm and welcoming colors, antique furniture and fine finishes in wrought iron, a furnished porch with chestnut beams and exposed terracotta beams, furnished with table and chairs for outdoor breakfasts, make the Arlena Farm a upper level, ideal for relaxation but also for family holidays, full of water sports and sport fishing, in particular black bass spinning, beach volleyball and mountain biking.




Activities and surrounding

Beach 200 metres from the apartments, with facilities for swimming and water sports, only accessible from the farm. A perfect destination for lovers of fishing, and particularly spinning for Black Bass.

All round the year, this is a strategic starting place for discovering a wide variety of tourist attractions, sites of archaeological and cultural interest, spas, and food and wine trails in Tuscia, northern Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany.


Its origins date back to the III century BC when it was populated by inhabitants who escaped from the destruction of Velzna, one of the most important Etruscan cities, destroyed by the Romans in 264 BC.

Bolsena inherited its name from Velzna, which classic sources have handed down to us in the Latin form Volsinii.

In 1263 an event of enormous consequences marked the history of Bolsena. In the Basilica, dedicated to Saints George and Cristina, at the moment of elevation during a mass celebrated by the Bohemian priest Pietro da Praga, drops of blood fell from the host onto the linen altar cloth and marble altar; both objects are still kept in the chapel of the Miracle of the Church of Saint Cristina, erected in the XI century. That Eucharistic miracle, whose fame went beyond the peninsula’s borders, lead Pope Urbano IV to institute throughout the Catholic world the festivity of Corpus Domini. Still today, on June 18, the festivity is remembered with a solemn procession that snakes its way through the city’s streets which are adorned by a continuous carpet of flowers of truly unique artistic style.

The evening of July 23 and the morning of July 24, Bolsena celebrates Saint Cristina, its Patron and martyr, with the representation of the Mysteries: Living pictures enacted on wood stages situated in the most important squares of Bolsena representing the martyrdom the Saint suffered.

Under the hill adjacent to the Collegiate Church and Chapel of the Miracle complex lie catacombs whose origins are traced back to the II and III centuries b.c., continuing up to the fifth century a.d. The Fortress (La Rocca), currently known as the Monaldeschi castle, was erected by the people of Orvieto during the XII-XIV century, and dominates the urban center of Bolsena. During the Middle Ages it was the defensive outpost of the urban center and its hinterland. It’s possible to visit the castle which also houses an interesting museum concerning the lake of Bolsena and archaeological findings from the region. Along the road to Orvieto is a 4km-long stretch of Etruscan city walls which contain the fascinating remains of many monuments.


The lake - the largest of volcanic origin in Italy and shiny in every corner - is exceptionally transparent thanks to the fact that large, pollution-generating industries have never settled around it. In fact, the local fishermen still use the water of the lake to cook "Sbroscia", the typical local fish soup.

"Bisentina" island is the pearl of the lake and also of Italy's artistic patrimony. Once a papal summer residence, it was recently returned to the admiring public offering guided visits with daily departures from the Port of Bolsena.

Fishing is one of the prominent pastimes of Bolsena, and is still practiced by local fishermen who use the triangular boats and asymmetric paddles that are typical of the area. Sport fishermen can enjoy catching the particularly abundant and noteworthy "coregone", but also "persico reale" (royal perch), "persico trota" (trout perch), "luccio" (pike), "tinca", "carpa" (carp) and "anguilla" (eel).


You cannot stay in Bolsena without making trips to the surrounding areas. Its location allows you to take day trips to the provinces of Viterbo, Siena, Perugia, Terni, as well as, obviously, the cities of Rome and Florence.

Just 20 km. away is Orvieto and its Cathedral; an incomparable and unique jewel of Gothic art, the Well of St. Patrizio, the Etruscan Necropolis, and a number of Museums. A short distance away you will also find the towns of Todi, Deruta, Assisi and Gubbio. On the way to Terni you can easily visit Narni, Spoleto and Foligno.

Crossing the Tuscan border, just past Acquapendente, you can visit the towns of Val d’Orcia, S. Quirico, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and finally Siena.

The visit to Civita di Bagnoregio (10 km from Bolsena) is very suggestive with its medieval town and the extraordinary view of the "calanchi" (eroded cliffs).

Of great interest in Montefiascone (10 km from our farm) are the Romanesque church of St. Flaviano and the church of St. Margherita that overlooks the city.

From Montefiascone you can reach Viterbo, capital of the province, where you shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the medieval district, the Sanctuary of St. Rosa, and the Papal Museums and Palace - a splendid building and symbol of the city which hosted the first and longest conclave (election process for choosing the pope) in the history of the Catholic Church.

Near Viterbo are the world-famous princely residences of Bagnaia and Caprarola; magnificent abodes built in the second half of the 16th century by the era’s most important architects to glorify the power of families such as the Orsini and the Farnese. In the direction of La Quercia you will find the Sanctuary of the "Madonna di La Quercia", built by Giuliano and Anthony Sangallo, whose renaissance façade has three portals that house three lunettes of Andrea della Robbia (1507). Also worthy of mention are the Park of the Monsters of Bomarzo, stone sculptures made at the end of the XVI century by Vicino Orsini, the Doria Pamphilj Palace in St. Martino al Cimino, the ancient town of Vitorchiano.

Of particular interest amongst the many cultural events offered is the summer season of Ferento’s Roman Theatre.

For those who want to enjoy the health and relaxation offered by thermal waters there are the natural spas of Viterbo, San Casciano dei Bagni, Bagno Vignoni and Saturnia just a few minutes by car from the farm.

There are numerous wine and gastronomic initiatives throughout the province of Viterbo including the Est!Est!!Est!!! winery, the Falesco and Aleatico vineyards and above all extra-virgin olive oil.



The Etruscan part of Viterbo is rich with ruins of the past. The Necropolis and the National Etruscan Museum in Tarquinia, the Necropolis and Romanesque Churches of San Pietro and Santa Maria Maggiore in Tuscania, the Necropolis of Pianezze in Grotte di Castro, the Necropolis of Norchia in Vetralla, the Necropolis, the Castle and the Bridge of the Abbey in Vulci. Worth mentioning is the recent reopening of the archaeological and nature park of Vulci; 130 hectares (about 320 acres) of Etruscan and Roman ruins and protected species located between Montalto of Castro and Canino, very near a World Wildlife Fund Oasis. Also in Tuscany is the Necropolis of Sovana, important for the grave of Ildebrando.


Available services

Pets allowed

Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.

Playground for children
Credit cards welcome
Attractions and activities in the surrounding area
  • Theme Parks and Water Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Artistic and historical sites
  • Spa
Sport and activities in the surrounding area
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Shopping

Rooms and prices

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Costanza Galardini
September 2020
An oasis of peace and quiet, surrounded by lake water, olive trees and soft green meadows. Apartment with lake view, spacious, clean and with a large patio comfortable also for meals. The location of the estate is also perfect for cycling and city tourism, although the private be... Read more
Stay: 9/2020
Traveller: Families with children
Holiday: Relaxing
Setting and surroundings
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roberto celotto
October 2013
Peace, serenity, kindness, friendliness, honesty and sincerity: these are the characteristics of the place and the owners are always ready to lend a helping hand and steer well their guests for tours and relaxation. You can hear us in the family.
(Translated with Google Tra... Read more
Stay: 8/2013
Traveller: Families with children
Holiday: Children welcome
Setting and surroundings
Activities and facilities
  • On since 2012
  • Speak: Italian, English

Pleased to meet you, I am filippo and I am 58 years old.

In this photo I am with my children, luigi , giorgio

I have been doing this job for 16 years with my brother.

We take care of: we welcome the guests, we take care of the crops.

It was a desire to to keep the family business alive which led me to run an agriturismo.

Our guests especially like the location.


Agriturismo Arlena
strada statale SS 2 Cassia , Km 108 01023, 01023
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