from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • LakeTrasimeno A lake in central Italy west of Perugia. Hannibal defeated a Roman force here in 217 B.C.

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  • n. a battle in central Italy where Hannibal defeated the Romans under Flaminius in 217 BC


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  • The next day we went to a little town on the top of a hill overlooking Lago Trasimeno.

    May 2007

  • This brought into the investigation the public prosecutor who has jurisdiction over Lake Trasimeno: the pubblico ministero of Perugia, Giuliano Mignini.

    The Monster of Florence

  • An old friend of his, a pharmacist, was being investigated for the death of Francesco Narducci, a gastro‑enterologist whose body had been found floating in Lake Trasimeno some twenty years earlier.

    The Monster of Florence

  • ‘She and Paolo seemed to enjoy each other’s company at Trasimeno so much.

    The Count's Blackmail Bargain

  • In view of the weather, they have decided to remain at Trasimeno for the night.

    The Count's Blackmail Bargain

  • ‘Why in the name of God have you agreed to go to Trasimeno tomorrow?’ he demanded in an undertone.

    The Count's Blackmail Bargain

  • I would rather drive along the northern edge of Lake Trasimeno, just west of Perugia, to the olive-oil press of Alfredo Mancianti, who produces some of the most prized oil in Italy; in the same building is a charming shop where you'll often encounter his proud father, Faliero, who bought the press in 1952.

    Green-Hearted Italy

  • There is a tale — accepted by some historians, denied by others — that in the six - teenth century Giovanni Battista Danti attempted to fly over the lake of Trasimeno by the use of artificial wings, one of which failed him so that he fell on a roof and was seriously injured.


  • The background stretches away into a charming distant landscape, in which is a lake, not unlike Trasimeno, and sloping hills, on which scenes of pastoral life are taking place.

    Luca Signorelli

  • Bartolommeo so profoundly, the Lake of Trasimeno, surrounded by villages that climb the hills just as Perugino has painted the little city in this picture.

    Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa With Sixteen Illustrations In Colour By William Parkinson And Sixteen Other Illustrations, Second Edition


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