Torre dei Lambardi - Magione
When visiting Magione, don’t miss seeing the Lambardi (or Lombardi) Tower, built between the 12th and 13th centuries. It is easily reached on foot from the centre of the village and surrounded by a beautiful park. The tower is about 30 meters high and has a quadrangular shape; its internal structure is divided into three floors and two half-floors, with a terrace at the top offering a splendid view.
It was once a decidedly significant strategic point, and was at the centre of violent battles during the late medieval period. It must have been a formidable fortress, favoured by its height and a bastion-shaped plinth at the base. Originally built by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitaller), now known as the Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, it had the important function of guaranteeing or blocking the flow of foodstuffs destined for Perugia, particularly fish from the northern shore of Lake Trasimeno.