Lake Trasimeno is located in Central Italy and surrounded by the great art cities this area between Florence and Rome is so famous for, places like Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto and Gubbio, all cities enormously rich in history and culture. Eight towns surround the Lake itself, some on panoramic hilltops – like Città della Pieve, Paciano, Panicale and Piegaro – and others right on the shore - Castiglione del Lago, Magione, Passignano sul Trasimeno and Tuoro sul Trasimeno.
The name “Trasimeno” dates back to Etruscan times. Legend has it that Prince Trasimeno, son of the Etruscan king Tirreno, met the beautiful nymph Agilla when he arrived to the lake’s shores. They fell in love, but their love story ended when the prince tragically died. Since then the lake has carried his name. They say that when the wind caresses the water you can still hear the melancholic lament of Agilla as she mourns the death of her lover.