|Corciano - San Feliciano - Isola Polvese|
|If it is a nice spring or fall day,
it is appropriate to spend it for another major food product
of this area, that is fish.
We'll not go, however, to a restaurant, as we are suggesting that you catch it with us.
Our day starts with a visit to Corciano. Its origins are uncertain before the period of the medieval communes, when it joined the defensive system of Perugia, due to its strategic position. It is possible that the castle, perhaps of Etruscan-Roman origin, was devastated and sacked at the time of the barbarian invasions. The most ancient and certain news relating to the castle dates back to 1242. The village is well preserved and keep all the characteristics of a medieval town, surrounded with walls and towers.
The "Museum of the Farmer Civilization" is very interesting. It is a real, old house, probably peopled since the 60's, and broken down into four rooms. Each room could be used today as it was in past times, being equipped with all the poor, but essential furniture and tools of that period, including a wonderful tool.
The "Museo della Pievania" is different, but explanatory of the culture of that period, at the small church of San Cristoforo, risen on Etruscan ruins. It includes the most significant testimonies of the history of the Christian Community of Corciano. At the Museum you can see: sacred images, reliquaries, sacred furniture, parchments, votive offerings, etc
We leave the wonderful village and reach a wine and olive farm, where we have our lunch and then visit the winery.
The owner's house is very beautiful, with an interesting tower of the 13th century and a small church of the 19th century, still in use.
The buffet lunch will be served in the country house's park, under the shade of age-old trees. We will taste the food of the typical local recipes, joined to excellent D.O.C. wines.
Let's move to a small fishermen village: San Feliciano. We can meet, in the "Museo della Pesca" square, the fishermen, who will let us throw the nets into the lake, and understand their past and current reality.. We get into their boats (every fisherman will host two adults) and take to the open lake. We throw the net into the water and while away our time going to the wonderful Polvese island.
The island is the largest one of the three Trasimeno islands. It is a park and a fauna protection oasis, and it is uninhabited.. walking through the island it is mandatory to visit the aquatic plant garden (architectonic recovery of an abandoned sandstone quarry, with a swimming pool completely dug in the rock surrounded by tanks called "ninfei"), very suggestive even for the environment where it is located.
We leave the island by boat and go and see how many fishes we could catch with our nets.
With our spoils we moor in front of the Museo della Pesca. We suggest a visit to the museum with Mr. Remo, an old fisherman , expert thrower of the "giacchio", who will perform for you.
What shall we do with the caught fish? Let's keep it for the next day, we will teach you how to cook it and join the Trasimeno D.O.C. wine to it.
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