Rent a vacation rental home at Castiglione del Lago, Umbria
. Situated on the shores of Lake Trasimeno
, this town occupies a small promontory on the lake, giving it an enviable location. Visit the recently converted Palace
which is now a museum. Nearby cities include Perugia
, Chianciano, and Assisi
. Rent holiday lodgings directly from owners
of farms, flats, chalet, cottage, home and apartment accommodations at Castiglione del Lago
Castiglione del Lago, Umbria, Italy, is a picturesque city
constructed on a limestone cliff on the east side of the Trasimeno Lake. Castiglione del Lago has evolved from what used to be an island but is now a peninsula. Geographically the lake is located in both the regions of Umbria and Tuscany
and lies right in the centre of Italy. Near the major airports in Florence
, Castiglione del Lago is a vacation destination which is easily reached, and yet is pleasantly secluded
. Choose holiday lodging through Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and book your condo rental, vacation rental, villa rental, apartment rental, or holiday home today.
Within the walls of this middle age, urban center, are the well preserved landmarks Palazzo
del Comune (Town Hall), the Pallazo della Corgna (the Della Corgna Palace), and perhaps most notably the Castello
del Leone (Fortress of the Lion). This pentagonal-shaped castle dates back to the year 1247 and features square towers in four of its corners, and a triangular shaped bastion on the remaining fifth. The building, one of the finest examples of medieval military architecture in Umbria
, is located at the end of the peninsula, providing complete domination over Trasimeno. Condo rentals and other accommodations such as villa rentals and apartment rentals are available through Owner Direct Vacation Rentals.
Another building of particular note is the finely stucco-ed Church of Santa Maria Maddalena, done on a Greek-cross plan. The church has a neo-classical design and, inside, a panel painted in 1580 by Eusebio da San Giorgio.
With water on all sides of this middle age city, there are public beaches offering tourists paddle boats and rowboats, as well as ferries
to the other three islands of Lake Trasimeno. There are a number of unique shops, bakeries, bars, cafés and restaurants, including pizzerias and gelato bars
. On Wednesdays there is an outdoor food, crafts, clothing and variety market. This is an ideal location to rent a holiday accommodation. Villas, villa rentals, apartment rentals, condos, and vacation home rentals are available through Owner Direct.
Festivals include Sagra Del Tulipano (Tulip Festival) in mid – April. Castiglione del Lago is the host of the Coloriamo i Cieli festival. The "Color the Skies" event is held on no fixed date in late April or May. Since 2005 this festival has been held annually and now includes hundreds of hot air balloons and thousands of multicolor kites.
For vacationers interested in touring central Italy, Castiglione del Lago provides easy access to Perugia and eastern Umbria, Siena
and western Tuscany. List your holiday accommodation (vacation rental, villa rental, apartment rental, holiday home) with Owner Direct vacation accommodations for no upfront cost.