Friday, June 8, 2012

Castiglione del Lago, Umbria, Italy

The final day of our weekend in Umbria we headed home to Northern Lazio via Castiglione del Lago on the shores of the Lago di Trasimeno, where we enjoyed a stroll around the town and a delicious lunch.

Earlier posts covering the weekend are  Foligno, Perugia  and  Assisi - Through My Camera Lens

Castiglione del Lago is on the southwest corner of the Lago di Trasimeno. Orvieto is 59 km to the south, Chiusi 21 km to the south west, Arezzo is 56 km to the north west, Cortona is 21 km to the north and Perugia is 47 km to the south east, placing it on an important historical route. The territory was always much in demand with Etruscans fighting the Romans, and later Tuscans against Perugians. 

The town grew, on land that was once an island and this is where the newest part of the town is, our walk however took us around the original and well preserved historical centre or centro storico.

A Slideshow of Images of Our Visit.
The first few photos were taken on the drive en route from Assisi to Castiglione del Lago.

I shared my photos of our visit in the form of a slideshow for this post as I have a lot of catching up to do and this was a very quick and easy option, which I hope you enjoyed. If however you would prefer to view as stills the full album can be viewed at 
Umbria Weekend Foligno April 2012 

If you would like to find out more about the region I suggest you start by visiting these links. Lago di Trasimeno - Wikipedia,  Trasimeno 2012,  Castiglione del Lago - Wikipedia  and Castiglione del Lago - Commune

This post also appears on News From Italy


  1. It looks a lovely spot I have to say. The slide show eventually worked for me but took a long time to get going. This slow connection is a real pain!!!! Diane

  2. I don't understand it but lakes in Italy are often this wonderful colour. Maybe if I was a geologist I would be able to figure out why we never see lakes this misty turquoisey blue in England, even on a sunny day.


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