A freshwater lake of volcanic origin, 15 km north of the town of Viterbo, with large areas of reedbeds. The surroundings include large oak Quercus woodlands. The main land-uses are fishing, hunting and tourism.
The reedbeds are important for breeding Ixobrychus minutus. The woodlands are important for raptors.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Bolsena. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2020.