Basilica di Santa Cristina
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Museo Nazionale Etrusco
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Trattoria Pizzeria del Moro
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Lonely Planet review
Bolsena’s few specific sights are in the medieval centre. In the 11th-century Basilica di Santa Cristina you’ll find four stones stained with miraculous blood. The church is named for the martyr, who was daughter of the local prefect and yet was tortured and finally killed for her faith – her story is re-enacted annually on July 23 and 24. Beneath the basilica are a series of catacombs (admission €4; 9.30am-noon & 3.30-6.30pm Easter-Sep, 9.30-11.30am & 3-4.30pm Oct-Easter), noteworthy for the number of tombs that are still sealed.