The Trasimeno Archaeology Field School is a six-week program based in Castiglione del Lago on the shores of Lake Trasimeno between Umbria and Tuscany, providing a curricular concentration in Archaeology and Ancient History. Castiglione del Lago is a wonderfully hospitable community and is near to the archaeological worksites.

We have uncovered a Roman villa complex of the 2nd c. BC to the 3rd c. AD, and working to reconstruct its ancient physical, economic, and cultural environment. We are also investigating other settlement, manufacturing, and funerary sites in the area, including Ranciano and Castiglione del Lago–Bucaccie.

Student time is allocated between on-site work (survey and/or excavation), in-class lessons, extra-curricular activities in Castiglione and Perugia, and field trips to regional sites and museums.

Navigate this site through the menu at top to access the Student Blog, the latest news about our Research program (including links to our Publications), information about the Trasimeno Area, and details about the program and its directors.

The Field School administered by the Umbra Institute in Perugia, in partnership with DePauw University in Greencastle, IN (USA). 

See more about the program, and APPLY TO PARTICIPATE for 2023 (May 27-July 8), here on the Umbra Institute website.