This town on Lake Trasimeno seems to be totally dedicated to holiday-makers. The streets abound in restaurants, accommodation, ice cream parlours and souvenir shops. The town does have its own medieval castle but unfortunately it is not open to visitors. It is still a picture-perfect buiding from the outside. On the way to Tuoro you will find Chiesa della Madonna dell’Uliveto which was constructed in the 16th century. The sanctuary houses a Madonna painted by Bartolomeo Caporali and an ornate holy water trough. A very lively celebration is the Palio delle Barche, an unusual race held at the end of July in which men representing different neighbourhoods carry a boat to the castle atop the hill.
Where to Eat
Fischio di Merlo is an excellent choice for its elegant atmosphere and high quality service. Its dishes are based on local specialities and fish dishes.