Tuoro sul Trasimeno

Tuoro sul Trasimeno

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Tuoro sul Trasimeno

Situated in north-western Umbria, Tuoro sul Trasimeno is a medieval hamlet on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, in the foothills of Mount Castelluccio. It is positioned on the border between Umbria and Tuscany along the state road connecting the lake with Northern Tiber River Valley.
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> Isola Maggiore, the largest island on the lake
> Campo del Sole, outdoor art collection (Punta Navaccia)
> the “Battle of Trasimeno” historical itinerary

The first large-scale historical event was the “Battle of Trasimeno” on 24 June 217 AD when Hannibal’s Carthaginian army annihilated the Roman army. During the Middle Ages, the town was subjugated to the typical vicissitudes and struggles to conquer such a strategic position on the border between Perugia and Tuscany. In the 16th century, it was included in the Papal States as an important post and customs station and enjoyed a long period of peace.

In the typical medieval centre of town can be seen the Palazzo della Capra and the church of Santa Maria Maddalena.

In the vicinity, on the lakeside at Lido di Tuoro, in the locality called Punta Navaccia, exists an interesting outdoor art gallery, Campo del Sole (Field of the Sun), featuring 27 large sculptured columns in sandstone done by famous Italian and foreign artists: the works of art are positioned in a spiral around a centre table surmounted by a symbol of the sun, and look like modern totem poles. Also of interest is Castel Ranieri, a castle belonging to the Montemelino family that enjoys a beautiful view of the lake; and the Pieve di Confine, a parish church built in the 12th century just a few kilometres from the town.

Isola Maggiore, the largest island on the lake, is part of the municipality and of interest is the Romanesque church of San Salvatore from the 12th century; the church of San Michele Arcangelo from the 14th century; and Castello Guglielmi, castle erected in 1891 on the ruins of the convent of San Francesco.

The “Battle of Trasimeno” took place between the Roman and Carthaginian armies in 217 AD and the historical itinerary offers an impressive reconstruction of the most important phases of Hannibal’s rout of the Romans. A guided tour takes in the nearby archaeological excavations, including the “Ustrina”, large limestone pits that Hannibal had dug to burn the bodies of the soldiers killed in battle.

Festa della Croce e Gara del Tozzo (3 May)
Artisan Fair (June)
Trasimeno Blues Festival (July)
Sagra del Toro, village festival (July)
Missione Annibale – a dramatised re-enactment of the Battle of Trasimeno (July – August)

Wine: Tuoro sul Trasimeno is part of the Colli del Trasimeno Wine Route.


Municipal Council of Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Website: www.comune.tuoro-sul-trasimeno.pg.it

How to get there
From Perugia: S 75 bis to Tuoro sul Trasimeno.
From Arezzo: A1 Motorway, Valdichiana exit. S 75 bis to Tuoro sul Trasimeno.

Tourist Information
IAT – Trasimeno District
Piazza Mazzini 10 – 06061 Castiglione del Lago
Tel. 075.9652484/738 – Fax 075.9652763
E-mail: info@iat.castiglione-del-lago.pg.it

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