Lake Trasimeno what to see
Hail Injurious Travelers,
Autumn started and with him he brought shorter, cooler days, but above all transforms the woods into a palette of colors, from warm yellow to bright red with a variety of different shades of brown and green. Which best stage you may want for this show except Umbria, a region with six natural parks. Our attention was taken from the park of Lake Trasimeno, being guests of the wonderful ecoresort “The Song of Nature”.
Lake Trasimeno what to see: Castiglione del Lago
The most tourist resort of the lake, and our first stop, is definitely Castiglione del Lago, a country founded on a limestone spur that constituted, in ancient times, the fourth island of the lake and marks with its territory the border with the Tuscany. It is a beautiful village, built on the Etruscan ruins before and then Roman, which with its palace of Corogna (or ducal), finely decorated by the frescoes of Pomarancio, is the only example of a palace existing in Umbria. We also find the Rocca del Leone, characterized by a triangular tower, which is connected to the ducal palace by a suggestive sloping slope on Trasimeno. The wall with its three doors (Perugia, Florentine, Sienese) encloses the village and preserves it in the medieval dimension.
Lake Trasimeno what to see: Passignano sul Trasimeno
The second village we visited is Passignano sul Trasimeno, developed in the most modern era, in the Renaissance period, dominated by the imposing fortress, but it is of medieval origin and that on the last Sunday of July is a theater of a pyrotechnical music event really interesting in the context of the Palio delle Barche, a historical re-enactment of the final battle between the two Perugine noble families of Oddi and Baglioni.
I must confess that we have also been to Passignano for two different reasons, but very related to traveling with a small child, the first most organizational one is that there is a nice playground suitable for the little ones on the long lake a half hour of leisure for our puppy between a visit and another is a must and the second much more “enjoy” is given by the presence of the historical museum of Perugina. What can involve big and small more than a real olfactory and tasteful dive into the wonderful world of chocolate.
Lake Trasimeno what to see: Città della Pieve
Abandoned on the north shore of the lake we headed towards the hinterland towards Città della Pieve, it is one of the Umbrian villages, adjacent to Tuscany, which I curious about thanks to a television fiction. Walking through the country’s streets brings you back in distant, medieval and Renaissance times, as seventy percent of the homes are brick-faced. It is worth mentioning the palace of Corogne and the public tower, as well as the cathedral that stands on the remains of a pagan temple and has a clear Romanesque influence.
Nearby is also interesting to visit the village of Salci, abandoned and dating back to one thousand two hundred, which was the subject of great controversy between the papal state and the great ducat of Tuscany.
For a visit to Lake Trasimeno and its surroundings, we stayed at the ecoresort Cantico della Natura