Sunset over Lake Trasimeno, known as the “Lake of Perugia.” In prehistoric times, this lake extended almost to Perugia.
In 217 B.C., Hannibal won a major victory over the Roman army at the Lake. In the prelude to the battle, Hannibal also achieved the earliest known example of a strategic turning movement.
Around 1211, St Francis of Assisi lived 40 days on the major island in the middle of the Lake as a hermit during Lent.
#ARTMOMENT: An interpretation of Italian culture and history through the mind of an American.