Why visit LAGO TRASIMENO?
Because in addition to being the fourth largest lake in Italy, it welcomes in its waters, three islands and in its district, nine Etruscan foundations, very well maintained.
Because visiting Lake Trasimeno means, not to miss the ferry ride on the MAGGIORE ISLAND, the only one of the three islands, still to be inhabited today, and to host a museum circuit formed by the Lace Museum, the Medieval House of the Captain of People and the 13th century church on top of the hill. Alternatively, you can explore the largest of the three islands, Isola Polvese, a naturalistic park, of great interest to natural scientists and botanists. It is worth visiting the village of Castiglione del Lago, which dominates the lake from the ducal palace and the medieval fortress, and Città della Pieve, birthplace of the most famous Umbrian painter, Pietro Vannucci called il Perugino. Pietro Vannucci has left two works of art, currently in the Cathedral and two frescoes, a Deposition and an Adoration of the Magi, considered his artistic masterpiece, in two local churches. The countries of Panicale and Passignano deserve a stop. Panicale is called "the terrace on the lake" due to its high position where the particular spiral-shaped urban layout of the Middle Ages is intact and where you can admire, the fresco of the Martyrdom of San Sebastiano del Perugino of 1505. Passignano provides a cozy lakeside promenade and a Rocca Longobard, bordering Tuoro sul Trasimeno, theater of the historic battle in 217 BC between Romans and Carthaginians, which ended with the extermination of our countrymen, because of Hannibal's military skills.