Taking this panoramic road, one leaves behind porta Perugina and Lake Trasimeno, passes “I lavatoi”, la Fonte di San Bartolomeo, and starts to climb, following the road of the church of Ceraseto heading in the direction of Panicale. Along the road one encounters interesting monumental sites such as the Tower of Orlando, the ex-Monastery of Saint Anthony of Padova, the Church of Ceraseto, and the “Madonna della Sbarra”. Along the way one is surrounded by woods, and the occasional open view gives an idea of the real dimensions of Lake Trasimeno. Seen from afar, the lake’s perimeter conveys the sense of a harmonious design: the peninsula of Castiglione del Lago to the left directs the eye towards Polvese Island to the right, with the two other islands – Maggiore and Minore – centred between them. Surrounding the lake are undulating hills and mountains that appear to form a crown and off to the left spreads the open expanse of the Chiana River Valley (“Valdichiana”).
Various stopping points along the way invite you to pause for a rest and to admire the beautiful landscape, the same that inspired Perugino in his works centuries ago. We recommend that you visit this artist’s magnificent works in Panicale and in Città della Pieve
I sentieri del Perugino
Pietro Perugino e il paesaggio del Trasimeno in Fuarè n 27, s.02 s, Achiservise, Perugia