The great outdoors

Tennis
There are tennis courts in Bagnoregio (Tennis Club Bagnoregio). Check with Cristina for availability and booking.

The Beach on Lake Bolsena at Capodimonte

If you like spending the day at the beach, this is probably the best spot as there is a lovely long stretch of beach and lots of shade and grass. There are also restaurants and cafes. It takes approximately 45 minutes to drive to Capodimonte (clockwise around the lake) and an hour via the scenic route (anticlockwise) which is well worth the extra few minutes.

Canoes, pedalos and motor boatsDistance – 35km
Drive time – 40 minutes

Canoes, pedalos and motor boats can be hired from “La Bussola” at Capodimonte with free parking for customers.  La Bussola tel: (+39) 328 9055907 www.bolsenarentboats.com

Boat tours on Lake Bolsena.
Several excursions from the marina in Bolsena, see website for details.

www.navigazionealtolazio.it Tel: office Tel: (+39) 0761 79833 emergency contact (+39) 333-3819956

If you have had enough of swimming you can explore the area by foot or bicycle. Fleur Kinson describes some stunning routes that take you off the beaten track, details of routes and where to hire bicycles can be found in her book “Bolsena, Everything You Need to Know” 

Cycling
Bicycles can be hired from one of the lakeside restaurants in Bolsena.  Details of beautiful routes around Bolsena can be found in Fleur Kinson’s book “Bolsena, everything you need to know”

Fishing
If you are lucky you can catch trout in the stream at the bottom of our field.

Fresh water fishing is also available at Mola Solis fishing lake. If you use the fishing-rods provided, the fish you catch can be taken away free of charge, if you provide your own rods the fish is charged by the kilo. Mola Solis fishing lake is about 15 minutes drive from Civitella d’Agliano on the way to Alviano. Fishing rods can be bought in Bolsena at Emporio Pesca, Piazza San Giovanni, Bolsena.

There is also great fishing on Lake Bolsena but you will need a fishing licence, a permission document can be obtained at the tourist office in the main square of Bolsena and then paid for at the post office in Bolsena.

For information about fly fishing and licences from experienced local fishing guide and instructor, go to www.flyfishingholidaysitaly.com

Go-karting
Distance – 30km
Drive time – 30 minutes

Circuito Internazionale Viterbo is a 30 minute drive from The Yellow House, near Viterbo on the SR2.  It’s great fun and you don’t have to drive fast if you don’t want to, there are lots of cars, just turn up without an appointment and find Luca the instructor.  Each go lasts for about 12 minutes and costs 15 Euro each (Sept 2018 prices).  Children aged 12 or over can drive a single car and younger children must be a driven as a passenger by an adult in the double car.  Supervisor Luca speaks good English and gives clear intructions and a safety briefing.  Opens Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to Midnight (closed on Monday and Wednesday) www.circuitointernazionaleviterbo.it 

Paintball
Distance – 32km
Drives time – 35 minutes

Paintball Viterbo is 35 minutes from The Yellow House, near Viterbo just off the SR2. www.paintballviterbo.it

Golf
Le Querce Golf Club is 45 minutes by car in San Martino just south of Viterbo. 18 hole, par 72, 6462 metres. There is also a 9 hole golf club near Terni in Umbria, ask Cristina for details.  (0039) 340 7364186  casiancristina6@gmail.com