Places of Interest nearby
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The Lake Trasimeno has a surface area of 128 km2, slightly less than Lake Como. It’s peculiar that no major river flows directly into or out of Lake Trasimeno, and the water level fluctuates significantly according to rainfall levels and the seasonal demands from the towns, villages and farms near the shore. A depression formed by geologic fractures allowed the birth of present-day Lake Trasimeno. It was a part of a shallow see about three million years ago.
Linked themes: Geology
It was here around lake Trasimeon that one of the battles against Hannibal took place who was on his way to Rome. At this spot, he only had one elephant left anymore. The battle was so bloody that a nearby village is still called Sanguineto or “bloodstaned”. The river running through that village was 3 days coloured red from the blood. Hannibal won the battle and the Romans lost it.
Linked themes: History
Lake Trasimeno is an endorheic body of water, meaning it is an impounded lake that receives water, but has no outlet. Trasimeno was always quite shallow, muddy, rich in fish (pike, carp, and tench), but the shallow waters meant also malarial mosquitoes prospered.
Linked themes: Geography
Olives that are among the most important resources of the local agriculture around the lake Trasmeno. On the western shore, there are vineyards, and fruit and vegetables are grown. There, the hills are much lower and the climate is warmer.