Situated on a small promontory on the lake, the fortified town is still surrounded by its ancient walls and its distance from the modern residential zone keeps it unaltered.
First a town of fishermen then an agricultural area, Castiglione del Lago is now one of the most important tourist centres around lake Trasimeno. Due to the strategic position that made it the most important military centre of the area it was contended during the Middle Ages by Perugia, Arezzo, Siena, Firenze.
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There is always a nice breeze up here, even in summer as you are above the lake.