Museum System of Lake Bolsena

Il Simulabo This is the acronym with which the museum system of Lake Bolsena is indicated which has a large number of museums linked to the ancient history of this land. The largest and most famous is the territorial exhibition of the lake which is located in the historic center of Bolsena near the Monaldeschi della Cervara castle, in which important historical and architectural artifacts are preserved that trace the history of this place from the Iron Age to today. A Montefiascone, on the other hand, is the museum dedicated to Antonio da Sangallo, a famous Florentine architect closely linked to the events of the Farnese family. The complex houses some of the most representative works of the famous architect’s career. A Valentano, on the other hand, is the museum of the Prehistory of Tuscia and the Farnese fortress, while in the historic center ofGrotte di Castro you can find that of the Farnesian Costume. It is a particular collection that traces the uses and customs of the Farnese family, through a reconstruction of the clothes of the time. Together these permanent exhibitions create a dense museum network that traces all the stages of the socio-cultural and historical-artistic evolution of Lake Bolsena and its villages.

Territorial Museum of Lake Bolsena

The Territorial Museum of Lake Bolsena is located in Piazza Monaldeschi 1 in Bolsena. The exhibition is divided into various sections that tell the most significant phases of human development in this area of Italy.

Antonio da Sangallo the Younger Architecture Museum

The museum of architecture of Antonio da da Sangallo Il Giovane is located in Montefiascone in piazza Urbano V. The exhibition pays homage to this prominent figure, who was linked to Tuscia by the works he carried out here. Among his most famous works there is the church of S. Maria di Montedoro and the restoration of the fortress of the Popes in Montefiascone.

Museum of Prehistory of Tuscia and Rocca Farese

The Museum of Prehistory of Tuscia is located in Valentano and is set up in the Farnese fortress. The exhibition is divided into two main sections: prehistoric and medieval, Renaissance and modern. Inside there are many archaeological finds found in the area of Lake Mezzano.

Farnesano Costume Museum

The Farnesian Costume Museum is located in Gradoli and was established in 1998. The exhibition is located on the noble floor of the Palazzo Farnese restored between 1970 and 1980. The exhibition tells the habits and customs of the famous papal Farnese family.