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Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago is a fortress town which sits on the edge of Lago Trasimeno in Umbria. At one point in its history it was an island on the lake. It has a fabulous fortress (Rocca) designed to give its owners strategic control over the lake and it has withstood a number of sieges. Leonardo da Vinci came up from Rome to study the fortifications because it was considered such a strong example of a fortress. It is very popular with tourists and the main street is lined with delicatessens where local produce can be purchased to take home as souvenirs.

Beautiful Architecture Castiglione del Lago
Beautiful Architecture Castiglione del Lago
Below the Bell Tower
Below the Bell Tower
Castiglione del Lago Street View
Castiglione del Lago Street View
Delicatessens in Castiglione del Lago
Delicatessens in Castiglione del Lago
Ferry Dock at Castiglione del Lago
Ferry Dock at Castiglione del Lago
Guard Dog Heaven
Guard Dog Heaven
Invitation to Treat
Invitation to Treat
Local Produce
Local Produce
Looking Down The Main Street Castiglione del Lago
Looking Down The Main Street Castiglione del Lago
View Across Lago Trasimeno
View Across Lago Trasimeno
View to the Rocca
View to the Rocca
Looking Up Castiglione del Lago
Looking Up Castiglione del Lago
Archway through the walls
Archway through the walls
Belfry of Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena
Belfry of Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena
Buying Local Produce
Buying Local Produce
Food Culture and Religion
Food Culture and Religion
Halls Within Town Walls
Halls Within Town Walls
Old Wooden Door Castiglione del Lago
Old Wooden Door Castiglione del Lago
Ornate Corner Castiglione del Lago
Ornate Corner Castiglione del Lago
Town Walls with Campanile
Town Walls with Campanile
Town Walls with Turret
Town Walls with Turret
Wooden Door with Balcony Castiglione del Lago
Wooden Door with Balcony Castiglione del Lago
Delicatessens Just Opening Castiglione del Lago
Delicatessens Just Opening Castiglione del Lago
Spoilt for Choice
Spoilt for Choice
Entrance to La Cantina Castiglione del Lago
Entrance to La Cantina Castiglione del Lago
Ristorante Barbini Castiglione del Lago
Ristorante Barbini Castiglione del Lago

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