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. Its name is probably derived from the traditional fishing technique employed by the lake’s fishermen, who used bundles of coppice wood known as “tori”. In the Middle Ages, Tuoro, like many other border towns, was subject to repeated cycles of conquest, invasion and destruction, often as collateral in the battles between the more powerful cities which surround it. Later, it was annexed to the Papal State and became a border station between the State of the Church and Tuscany, on the road connecting Perugia to Cortona.