Leaving downtown Cortona – in Tuscany – you enter the Umbria Region from the neighboring small hamlet of Petrignano del Lago in the municipality of Castiglione del Lago. Petrignano is located along the Etruscan-Roman road that from Chiusi, through the hills of Trasimeno Lake area, connects to Cortona and Arezzo. Along the way, stop at the Church of S. Margherita born in Laviano, a village nearby.
A few miles’walk and you are in Pozzuolo, your final destination, chosen for its location on an ancient road and the possibility of finding refreshment. Pozzuolo is a village of early medieval origin lying on the hills overlooking Lake Trasimeno from where one enjoys an enchanting view.
This is where the physicist and paleontologist Franco Rasetti was born, one of Enrico Fermi’s main collaborators. At Palazzo Moretti there is a permanent exhibition of documents and a historical archive dedicated to him.
Since you are not far from Castiglione del Lago, a medieval center with a beautiful mansion, now the municipal seat, and an equally important Frederick I castle, you can reach the town on foot following the orange route (13.5km) and in the next stage start directly from there.