Art and Culture
Begin your sightseeing tour by discovering the beauties of the Trasimeno area in the charming small towns located on the banks of the lake, such as Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve and Passignano, which still preserve the treasures of their medieval past. Then head for nearby Perugia, which will fascinate you with its Etruscan, Roman and medieval remains. And if you’re lucky enough to visit the city in conjunction with the many organised events (for instance, Umbria Jazz), you’ll enjoy an unforgettably unique and exciting experience. Your itinerary won’t be complete without a visit to Assisi, the city of peace, famous throughout the world as the birthplace and lifetime home of St. Francis, patron saint of Italy, and of St. Clare. Other ideal locations not to be missed on your trip are all the beautiful Umbrian towns scattered inland from the lake, such as Corciano, Gubbio, Orvieto, Panicale, Paciano, Spoleto, Deruta and Bevagna, as well as the nearby Tuscan towns of Cortona and Siena.