Magione

The village of Magione, with Etruscan-Roman origins, rises up on the hills overlooking the eastern shore of Lake Trasimeno.

The inhabited centre is dominated by the majestic castle of the  Knights of Malta, characterised by a square plan with round towers and courtyard overlooked by three tiers of loggias.

In the village, well worth visiting are St. John the Baptist’s Church, with an imposing Baroque façade embellished by the cycle of frescoes by Gerardo Dottori, the Church of Our Lady of Grace which houses the painting of  "Virgin Enthroned with Child", attributed to Andrea Di Giovanni from Orvieto, the Lambardi Towers, built between the 12th and 13th centuries by the Knights of Jerusalem as a defensive system, and last but not least, the Town Hall, with the remarkable frescoes by Gerardo Dottori.

Not to be missed in the surrounding area is the ancient medieval village of Montecolognola, where one can enjoy a splendid view of the lake and the San Feliciano Fishing Museum, an interesting centre of documentation and testimony of the history and life of Lake Trasimeno.
 

Museum structures

The Lambardi Tower

The Lambardi Tower

Surrounded by a vegetation of holm oaks and cypresses, the Lambardi or Lombardi Tower – from its position on high dominates the town and plain below. Togethe...

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Lake Trasimeno Fishing Museum

Lake Trasimeno Fishing Museum

The Lake Trasimeno Fishing Museum is at San Feliciano, next to the northern fishing port. On 19 July 1997 it was reopened to the public in the site that once...

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Points of interest

Zocco Castle and Church of St. Macario

Zocco Castle and Church of St. Macario

Built near Magione, Zocco castle (13th century) dominates Lake Trasimeno from on high. Over the centuries it represented the most powerful military settlemen...

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Village of Monte Colognola

Village of Monte Colognola

Montecolognola is a small village located on a hill overlooking Lake Trasimeno and preserves  almost intact its ancient mediaeval appearance, with its s...

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La Valle Nature Oasis

La Valle Nature Oasis

“La Valle” nature oasis is in Loc. San Savino with an area of about 1,000 ha, it is a humid area of great ornithological interest, with shallow waters and ex...

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Council Chamber, Magione Town Hall

Council Chamber, Magione Town Hall

Of particular importance is the pictorial decoration that embellishes the council chamber of the Town Hall, located on the top floor, which in1948 the mayor ...

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Church of Saint Maria in Montevalle

Church of Saint Maria in Montevalle

It was built in 1631. The date is stamped on a brick above the entrance door. It has a rectangular plan with a raised presbytery with two steps. Two doors on...

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Church of Saint Maria in Ancaelle

Church of Saint Maria in Ancaelle

The church of Saint Maria di Ancaelle is situated in the lakeside village of Sant’Arcangelo, it is one of the oldest churches of Trasimeno. The building is r...

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