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Passignano sul Trasimeno
(Perugia province)

A town of NW Umbria: 43°11N, 12°08E. Altitude: 289 m. Population in 2003: 5100.

[image ALT: A deserted lakeshore with a beached boat. It is a view of Passignano sul Trasimeno, a small town in Umbria (central Italy).]

A view of Lake Trasimeno from Passignano; the two islands, seen merged from the town, are the Isola Minore in the foreground and the Isola Maggiore behind it.

Passignano sul Trasimeno is a small agricultural center and fishing port on the northern shore of Lake Trasimeno, on the highway connecting Perugia (26 km southeast) and Arezzo (52 km NNW).

The embarkation point for the main line of boats to the lake's islands, the town itself could be a rather nice place, but, lacking any monument or church of particular interest, it has been more or less forced to turn itself into a crowded low-budget campground center: this has robbed it of most of its charm.

The hills around Passignano do conceal a few small places of interest: an early medieval tower, quite possibly Byzantine, at S. Donato; a little church at S. Vito; and remains of a Roman villa at Le Quarantaia.

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Passignano. In the meanwhile, however, you should find it useful to read the July 17, 2000 entry of my diary; for other information, see the websites linked in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.


Like most of the comuni in Italy, Passignano includes in its territory some smaller towns and hamlets, of a few hundred inhabitants if that, with a certain administrative identity of their own: as elsewhere in Italy, these are referred to as the frazioni of the comune (singular: frazione, literally a "fraction"): a complete list of them follows. This site has information on them: in some cases pretty marginal, but sometimes not, even including one or more photographs. Links are usually to my diary; they may also contain further links — as usual on my site, don't forget to check the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.

Castel Rigone • Col Piccione • Oliveto • Pischiello • S. Donato • S. Vito • Trecine

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