Castiglione del Lago

The Trasimeno fortress

Ascanio della Corgna, famous swordsman and leader in Lepanto, built his palace here

Set on a promontory overlooking the Lake Trasimeno, Castiglione del Lago still keeps its original 13th century medieval structure with its well preserved city walls and fortress built by the German emperor Frederick II.

Its main attraction is the famous Della Corgna Palace, a 16th century building planned by Gian Galeazzo Alessi and frescoed by Niccolò Circignani (known as “il Pomarancio”), which is linked to the medieval Fortress (known as the Lion Fortress) by a corridor…From the fortress, you will enjoy one of the most astonishing views of Lake Trasimeno!

+ Itinerary

  • St. Magdalene Church
  • View points and medieval streets
  • The Della Corgna Palace and the Lion Fortress*

* entrance fee

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