Saturday I went to Bracciano, a beautiful little town tucked an hour away from Viterbo. Bracciano is famous for its volcanic lake (Lago di Bracciano or “Sabatino”, the eighth largest lake in Italy) and for a particularly well-preserved medieval castle Castello Orsini-Odescalchi.
The lake is widely used for sailing and is popular with tourists; the castle has hosted a number of events, especially weddings of actors and singers.
We walked down a steep dirt path towards the lakeshore, ready to spread our blanket and have a picnic along the waterline. The path was slippery – rocks and fragments of roof lay sprawled along the trail ready to take its next victim to the ground like a lion hunts a zebra.
Then we reached the shore…read more or click the photo to see the full gallery.