Passignano sul Trasimeno
Passignano sul Trasimeno, located on a small promontory on the northern shore of Lake Trasimeno, is an age-old fishing village with an ancient artistic and architectonic heritage. It was already inhabited by the Etruscans and Romans. The oldest part of the village preserves the appearance of a fortified village surrounded by mediaeval walls, of which the access doors and towers are still visible, such as the Western Tower with the Municipality coat of arms.
The mediaeval Rocca (Fortress) stands in a dominant position and houses the Boat Museum. Here some boats of Lake Trasimeno, Piediluco, Padule di Fucecchio are displayed, as well as the "Fassoi", a boat made from marsh plants from the Cabras basin in Sardinia.
Among the buildings of artistic value is St. Christopher’s, an ancient parish church built around the 10th century on the ruins of a previous pagan temple, and the 16th century Monumental Church of Our Lady of the Olive Grove. The latter houses pictorial and sculptural works of great value such as Our Lady and Child in sandstone by Ascanio da Cortona.
In the hamlet of Castel Rigone the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Miracles, a masterpiece of Umbrian Renaissance, is well worth a visit.