Welcome to the digital museum of the Trasimeno Regional Archaeology Project (TRAP), which is devoted to the archaeological exploration of the territory of Castiglione del Lago on the west side of Lago Trasimeno (Lake Trasimene). The archaeological project is a collaboration between The Umbra Institute (Perugia, IT), DePauw University (Greencastle, IN, USA), and the Comune di Castiglione del Lago (Perugia, IT). We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Soprintendenza Archeologia, belle arti e paesaggio dell’Umbria, and the Archaeo Trasimeno Club.
With this website we aim to introduce visitors to the archaeological heritage of the Trasimeno Region and to highlight the discoveries of recent fieldwork in the region. This digital museum is a companion to the Archaeological Museum (in progress) in the Palazzo della Corgna in Castiglione del Lago (https://www.palazzodellacorgna.it). Since 2015, the Trasimeno Regional Archaeological Project has been conducting survey and excavation at the Gioiella-Vaiano Villa site, 15 km to the west of Castiglione del Lago. We are currently uncovering the remains of a Roman Villa that dates from 2nd c. BC to the late 3rd or early 4th c. AD. In addition to learning about the history of the Etruscans and Romans in the territory of Castiglione del Lago, visitors can explore the buildings and the objects recovered from the villa through a series of photographs and 3D visualizations.
We invite you to use the menus at the top of this page to navigate through this site. Visitors are always welcome in Castiglione del Lago.
More information about the Trasimeno Regional Archaeological Project and the field school for students can be found on the Project website: https://archaeotrasimeno.wordpress.com/.
Palazzo della Corgna
Coming Soon! A new archaeological museum will be installed in the Palazzo della Corgna in Castiglione del Lago.
Explore the excavation of a Roman Villa in Umbria dating from the 2nd c. BC to the 4th c. AD by clicking on the pages linked from the menus above.
Learn more about participating in the Trasimeno Archaeology Field School. Students from all over the United States can enroll through the Umbra Institute in Perugia.