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The Isola Maggiore Documentation Center The Centro di Documentazione dell’Isola Maggiore is inside the Casa del Capitano del Popolo. The Center was instituted to illustrate the major events in the history of the island on an economic, artistic and religious level. The display is arranged in the rooms inside the building on a thematic basis: in the basement some processional Gonfalons are displayed, which testify the fervent religiosity of the inhabitants of the island, where there were once numerous confraternities. At the entrance, on the main floor, a series of panels and graphic reconstruct
Permanent Documentation Center: “Hannibal and the Battle of Trasimeno Lake” “Historical and Archaeological Itinerary of the Trasimeno Battle” Tuoro sul Trasimeno, as per many historians opinion, was the theater of the Battle of Trasimeno, the first of the serious defeats suffered by the Roman forces by the Carthaginian army, led by Hannibal Barca on 24 June 217 B.C. This was the third victory accomplished by the Carthaginian leader in his campaign in Italy, after those of the rivers Ticinus and Trebia, before the massacre of Cannae. To remember this historical event, the Municipality of Tuoro
The Open Air Museum of “Campo del Sole” The Museo all’Aperto Campo del Sole is in Navaccia, on the Lido of Tuoro sul Trasimeno, in a vast area of naturalistic interest. It displays 27 huge sculpted columns of a kind of sandstone—called “pietra serena”—arranged in a spiral with a diameter of 44 meters. It was designed by Pietro Cascella, in collaboration with Mauro Berrettini and Cordelia Von Den Steinen, under the direction of Enrico Crispolti. It is proposed as a Memorial place—the area was the historical battlefield with the Carthaginian Hannibal—but also as an invitation to the dialogue an
The Lace Museum The Museo del Merletto is hosted inside Palazzo delle Opere Pie, in the small village on the western side of the Isola Maggiore—Tuoro sul Trasimeno Municipality. Inside the Museum it is possible to admire a vast display of handmade laceworks executed in the School of Embroidery instituted in the first years of the 20th century by the Marchioness Elena Guglielmi with the aim of economically emancipating the women of the island. In the school the daughters of the fishermen, residents of the island, learned the delicate work of producing crochet laces—so called “from Ireland”—tha