Located on the Via Francigena, the village, with its modern urban planning, takes its name from the relocation of San Lorenzo alle Grotte to a more favorable position.
One of the most important churches is that of San Lorenzo Martire. Inside, it’s worth seeing the paintings by Vasari, a wooden crucifix dating back to the 12th century, and perhaps the bust of Pope Pius VI created by Antonio Canova.
Among the other ancient churches to visit are: the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the Church of San Giovanni in Via di Lago, and the Rural Church of Madonna di Torano. The latter is unique because it was built on the remains of an ancient Etruscan temple.
For a beautiful panoramic view of Lake Bolsena below, it is recommended to reach the highest point of the area through a walk to Monte Landro. Here, you can also visit an important archaeological site.
Moreover, the municipality has a portion of the lake’s shore where you can relax and engage in sports activities while enjoying its healthy air.
For gastronomy and folklore enthusiasts, San Lorenzo Nuovo organizes the “Sagra degli Gnocchi” (Gnocchi Festival) during the week of August 15th and celebrates the patron saint on August 10th and 11th. Of course, the typical restaurants in the area are always available for enjoying traditional dishes such as grilled coregone and luccio alla bolsenese (a local fish specialty), accompanied by excellent local wines.