Montefiascone is a scenic Italian town, located on a hillside on the south-eastern shoreline of Lake Bolseno, approximately 60 miles north-west of Rome. An especially popular retreat amongst city dwellers, the town attracts a large influx of visitors every year, drawn by its many historical buildings and picturesque setting. Tourists from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Montefiascone will therefore find a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation here. There are spacious apartments set within impressive mansion blocks, as well as more restrained townhouses and villas.
As well as being drawn by the historical and architectural gems to be found in and around the town, visitors spending their holidays in Montefiascone will also discover that they may enjoy a number of outdoor pursuits here. The surrounding landscape of gradual hills and gentle valleys, covered in olive groves and vineyards, can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Water sports enthusiasts can be equally active and enjoy kayaking, windsailing, and yachting in the deep waters of Lake Bolseno. A pleasure boat cruise across the lake to the 42 acre Bisentina Island is an especially pleasant excursion.
Perhaps the biggest tourist draw amongst visitors spending their holidays in Montefiascone is its 14th century cathedral, which was dedicated to Saint Margaret and dominates the town’s skyline. Other historically and architecturally interesting landmarks and buildings to be found in Montefiascone include the gothic San Flaviano church, Montefiascone Piazza and Rocca dei Papi, with its stunning views across Lake Bolseno and beyond. Of course, no holiday spent in Montefiascone can be complete without spending time in the nation’s capital, Rome, which is just over an hour’s drive away. Rome’s countless architectural, cultural and historical gems, as well as its myriad museums, theatres and art galleries make it one of the world’s most visited cities.
Many visitors spending their holidays in Montefiascone are drawn by its typically Mediterranean climate. This means that summers are generally warm and dry, with temperatures averaging in the high-twenties degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, with temperatures averaging between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius. Most of the town’s average annual rainfall of 28 inches will fall in the winter months.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Montefiascone will first need to fly to Rome-Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Alitalia, British Airways, BMI Baby, Jet2.com and Easyjet operate regular flights here from the UK, departing from London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Birmingham (BHX), Newcastle(NCL), Glasgow (GLA), Bristol (BRS), and Leeds-Bradford (LBA).