Lago Trasimeno

 

 

Lake Trasimeno is immersed in a lovely environment, surrounded by green rolling hills. The Etruscan people settled around the lake and established their sophisticated culture there.
In 217 b. C. Hannibal, the Carthaginian general, on the northern shore of Tuoro dramatically defeated the Roman army.
During the Middle Ages it was known as “the lake of Perugia”: as a matter of fact the larger city submitted the small villages and the islands of the lake, that were turned into lucrative properties since the 12th century, providing food.The charming view of Trasimeno became an ideal element for the backdrops of many Renaissance painters such as “Il Perugino”.
Today it is a favourite resort for both locals and foreigners who enjoy the calm and beauty of the lake and its surroundings.

 

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