on a limestone cape (once the fourth islands of the lake)
on the western side of Lago Trasimeno, the
greater one of central Italy.
For its strategic position,
Orvieto and Perugia,
was object of fights since its foundation, made by Etruscans.
The city takes the name from the symbol of the lion in the
coat of arms of the family that dominated in the past (Castellum
Castiglione del Lago conserves the town planning
received the low Middle Ages by Federico II di Svevia. The
town-walls and the Rocca del Leone, that
dominates the lake, are perfectly conserved.
It deserves a
visit also the Palazzo Comunale and the Palazzo della
Corgna (XVI cent.), that keeps rooms frescoed with
mitologiche scenes by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi and Salvio