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Bolsena

(bōlsĕ`nä), town (1991 pop. 4,064), Latium, central Italy, on picturesque Lake Bolsena, near the site of the second VolsiniiVolsinii
, ancient city of Etruria, Italy, on the site of modern Orvieto. It was a powerful member of the Etruscan League, and the spirit of the league was broken when Romans conquered and thoroughly sacked Volsinii in 264 B.C.
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. It is an agricultural and tourist center. Of note are an imposing castle (12th cent.) and the Church of Santa Cristina (11th–16th cent.).
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In 2010, two travelers from the Netherlands who ate raw tench near Lake Bolsena in Tuscany, Italy, were infected (8).
In 1263, Pope Urban IV established the Feast of Corpus Christi to commemorate the Mass of Bolsena, when bloodstains appeared on the communion host and stained the sacramental linen.
One certainty is that the writer Dante appreciated eel so much he condemned Pope Martin IV to purgatory as punishment for consuming too many Lake Bolsena eels.
It is thought the aircraft was shot down over Lake Bolsena, 60 miles north of Rome, while on a mission to supply partisans.
Murphy also uses her knowledge of art to good effect and reminds readers that Felice may still be seen as the young lady dressed in black in Raphael's Mass of Bolsena in the Vatican Palace apartments once occupied by Julius II.
He left the navy in 1913, but was recalled during World War I and in late 1917 took command of the flying school at Lake Bolsena, where U.
In 1948, the bodies were removed and re-interred at a graveyard by Lake Bolsena, Orvieto, in mainland Italy.
The Orvieto Cathedral, built in 1290, contained the famous bloodstained corporale, the altar cloth upon which the Eucharistic host bled in the presence of a doubting Bavarian priest officiating a mass in nearby Bolsena.
To cite but one example--the entry for the portrait of Andrea Adami da Bolsena, papal soprano and later secretary to Cardinal Ottoboni (no.
Two other scenes of divine intervention, also in the Stanza d'Eliodoro, include twisted, turning figures as signs of narrative reversal: the seated female figure in the lower left corner of the Mass at Bolsena, 1512, (30) and, in Repulse of Attila, 1513-14, the horseback Atrila, who responds to the appearance of saints Peter and Paul, and the Hun in the middle foreground gesturing to Pope Leo I.
He also carried out what we might today term 'field survey': at Bolsena, for instance, he describes a site called Il Piazzano where 'the soil .