|We had a great apartment in Forte dei Marmi|
|A quiet, rainy Monday morning in FDM|
In the center of the village are the remains of a fortress that was built in 1788 of marble from nearby quarries. Hence the name Forte dei Marmi meaning Fort of the Marbles. We had a lovely apartment with a patio and so enjoyed biking through the town and past the many beach clubs and restaurants that line the sandy beach.
|Our apartment at UNA|
Unfortunately, this has been a very rainy spring here in Italy but UNA has a wonderful indoor pool and spa.
|Indoor pool and spa at UNA|
|Wall surrounding Castiglione del Lago's old town|
We then headed south to Lake Trasimena, the fourth largest lake in Italy. Situated on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, it is the result of a shallow sea that covered this part of Italy 3 million years ago. We stayed in Castiglione del Lago which at one time was an island in the lake. The center piece of the city is a medieval town atop the hill overlooking the lake.