To celebrate the 750th anniversary of the Miracle of Bolsena, Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee 2013-2014 in Bolsena and Orvieto, and pilgrims from all over the world are invited to attend.
A fine chalice, a monumental work by Angelo Miotto and blessed by Pope John Paul II, has been installed in the main square of Bolsena to commemorate this important event.
This solemn Jubilee will be inaugurated on 6 January 2013 with the opening of the Holy Door , inside the Basilica, in the presence of Cardinal Ennio Antonelli.
A major exhibition of precious liturgical vestments is open to visitors inside the Monaldeschi Palace, in the medieval quarter of Bolsena, next to the castle.
The Feast of Corpus Domini will take on an exceptonal dimension this jubilee year 2013.
On 2 June 2013 the “Infiorata” will highlight the increasing degree of artistic sophistication of the traditional flower carpet displayed in the streets in all its glory.