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Today I take you to from the lungolago of Bolsena to Grotte di Castro a small town of 3000 inhabitants on the north side, a bit more inland from the lago di Bolsena. Especially enjoy the beautiful surroundings when you go to Grotte di Castro. The view over the lake of Bolsena and especially the surprise when you arrive and drive Grotte di Castro out of the tuff plateau before you. Meraviglioso as the Italians would say so beautifully.

We thought we were real potato eaters in the Netherlands! As we are proud of Vincent van Gogh’s painting “the potato eaters” from 1885, the 3000 inhabitants of Grotte are proud of their Sagra della Patata (the potato festival) around Ferragosto (15 August)

The Tuscia Slowfood home kitchen “la Casa di Effe” from Fabiana Eramo .

La Casa di Effe is a nice concept of Fabiana and her partner Fabiano a home kitchen during your holiday.

The focus is on the traditional cuisine of Tuscia with an innovative and daring touch. I am a fan.

“Tuscia Slow” in 80 recipes is the cookbook written Fabiana Eramo. A culinary journey through the traditions of Tuscia and Slow Food.

is also my guest teacher during the cooking workshop in the wine walking week.

We follow the Etruscan origins of Grotte di Castro and the Santa Maria del Suffragio Church.

Grotte di Castro is named after the cave in which the inhabitants hid during the Lombard invasions.

Photographer #RitaBurla thank you for your beautiful photo of Grotte di Castro with the flowers and the view over the lake.

Ciao I am Mariët Bloemendal the creative mastermind and passionate Italy expert of “Volg de Rode Schoentjes”.

“Volg de Rode Schoentjes” specializes in extraordinaryexperience and discover holidays for singles in central Italy. Far away from mass tourism, I organize and create a base in which you can discover and experience a real Italian holiday together with other solo travelers. Winner of the Benelux Enterprise Award Best Specialist Italian Holiday agent 2020. Correspondent De Wereld from BNNVARA on NPO1.
Curious who you are going on holiday with? I would like to introduce myself.

Mariët Bloemendal

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