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The Lake Trasimeno area

The Blue Heart of Green Umbria

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.


Without a doubt, the Prince of Trasimeno was also under the spell of the beauty and harmony of this land. He was the son of the mythical founding father of the Etruscans, King Tirreno.
Enchanted by this landscape, he fell deeply in love with the nymph Agilla. This passionate love story, however, ended in his tragic death. Since then the lake has taken the name of this lovelorn prince, Trasimeno, and they say that when the wind caresses the water one can still hear the mournful laments of Agilla, eternally searching
for her long lost love. Here at the Lake, mythology blends seamlessly with history and there are tales of a place considered sacred by the Etruscans. In fact Lake Trasimeno, which the Etruscans called Tarsminas on their Tabula
Cortonensis, was seen as a sort of earthly representation of heaven.