A small jewel close to Lake Trasimeno: the Sanctuary of Maria Santissima dei Miracoli

May 20, 2022 210

Lake Trasimeno is one of the most enchanting spots in Umbria, one of the symbols of the natural wealth that only this verdant region of central Italy can offer. Passignano sul Trasimeno is one of the villages located right on the shores of the lake, and one of its hamlets is Castel Rigone, a tiny medieval village with a few hundred inhabitants that is home to one of Umbria's most important spiritual jewels, the Sanctuary of Maria Santissima dei Miracoli.

The legend of the Sanctuary
Castel Rigone stands not far from the shores of Lake Trasimeno, on a panoramic hill 653 m above sea level: it seems that the origins of this pretty village are linked to the Ostrogoth lieutenant Rigone or Arrigo, who set up his own camp on this hill during the siege of Perugia in 543 AD. 

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