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Guided Tour of Castiglione del Lago

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Guided Tour of Castiglione del Lago

The pearl of Lake Trasimeno, immersed in breath-taking landscapes and traces of bygone times

Come and see wonderful Castiglione del Lago, a characteristic town that overlooks Lake Trasimeno. Walking through this enchanting jewel of Umbria, you can feel at peace with nature and with the ancient village surrounded by medieval walls. Surrounded by breath-taking views, you will see places that will cast your mind back in time and project you into an ancient era. Learn to appreciate Castiglione del Lago with the help of our competent guides who will accompany you throughout this tour.

Near one of the gates of the village, Porta Senese, you will be lucky enough to admire the Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Maddalena (parish church), which is both majestic and elegant. The building resembles a Greek temple externally and contains numerous works of art. There are also numerous amazing frescoes by Mariano Piervittori, a painting by a pupil of Perugino and some works painted by the Sienese school.

Among the most important monuments in the village is Palazzo Ducale della Corgna, and you’ll have the honour of walking exactly in the same places where prominent personalities such as Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolò Machiavelli strolled. Inside you’ll find numerous frescoes on the walls of the rooms, created by renowned artists such as Pomarancio, Pandolfi and Savini. Through a covered walkway you can reach the medieval fortress called Rocca Mediovale, also known as the Castello del Leone or Rocca del Leone. Expect to be entranced at the sight of the pentagonal walls and the five towers that make up the fortress, including the keep, measuring some 39 metres in height. From this position you can admire a splendid panorama that opens out onto Lake Trasimeno and you will perceive the grandeur of this site, which was the strategic surveillance point of Castiglione del Lago for centuries.

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  1. 1
    Chiesa Parrocchiale della Maddalena
  2. 2
    alleys and landscapes
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    Palazzo della Corgna
  4. 4
    Castello del Leone

Recommended clothing

We will be moving mostly on foot so we recommend comfortable clothing, sun glasses or a hat for the sun in warmer times of year, and a anorak or a warm hat in the colder seasons.


Certified guide.

Not included

  • Entrance tickets to paid sites or museums are not included. Entry will never be obligatory and we will agree any visits involving entrance fees with you in advance.
  • Snacks or various accessories are not included (such as audio guides).


The activity will last about 2.5 – 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group and the availability of the guide.


  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian


You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.


This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

You can enjoy this experience in the company of your four-legged friend.


Get ready to learn and have fun.

Impaired mobility

The activity is also suitable for people with motor or other disabilities. In any case, we invite you to discuss your needs with our staff. If you find out that the experience is not suited to you (or others in your group) we will be happy to offer you an alternative activity or a full refund.

Additional information

  • This activity lasts half a day, so lunch is not provided. In your itinerary you can still select the lunch option, above your timeline. We will be able to recommend one of the best places to eat when you return.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.


  • You can enjoy this experience in any kind of weather. Some points of interest, however, may be outdoors, so it might not be possible to visit them on bad weather days. The guide will evaluate the weather conditions 48 hours before your tour and, in the event that some monuments/attractions cannot be visited, we will notify you promptly. You can choosewhether to proceed with the tour, replace it with another activity or receive a full refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.


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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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