Historical centres


Borghetto is one of Tuoro sul Trasimeno’s parishes. Historical records attest to the passage, in 217 BC, of Gaius Flaminus’ Roman troops, marching in from the Chiana Valley to confront the Carthaginians, led by Hannibal, in the epic Battle of Lake Trasimeno. […]

Isola Maggiore

About one kilometre off the northern bank of Lake Trasimeno, the island is served by ferries departing from Tuoro (Punta Navaccia), Passignano and Castiglione del Lago. […]


Piazzano is a parish of Tuoro sul Trasimeno, found at the far west of the town map, at the border with Cortona, in the foothills of the Tuscan Valle dell’Esse. […]

Tuoro sul Trasimeno

The village of Tuoro, nestled around its Medieval centre, was founded atop a lakeside hill in the thirteen hundreds, although there are also remnants of an older, Etrusco-Roman settlement.  […]


To the North of Lake Trasimeno, along the foothills of Mount Castiglione, lies a small valley cut by a brook called simply “the Rio”. The first document naming the area as Vernazzano is the testament of Marquis Henry III Marchiones, written in the castle of Pierle in 1098, in which Vernazzano is bequeathed to the Benedictine order. […]