The slow path of a lazy tench

The restaurant that nowadays relies on this historical site is a place where laziness is not a flaw, rather a need to satisfy, surrounded by confort, elegance, good food and attention.


The Pigra Tinca owes its name to a traditional inhabitant of the Trasimeno lake, where the restaurant lies: the tench. This lake-water fish used to go in hibernation in the muddy lake-bottom without moving, from here the nickname “lazy”.
As the tench, the building that today hosts the namesake restaurant is strongly connected with the lake, as it now lies on the place that used to be the jetty for ferries. The ferries, out and out floating houses, became popular because of their comfort and elegance.


At the end of the 50s, after the selling of the place to the town of Castiglione del Lago (the beach owes to this the name “Lido Comunale” – council beach), the management pass to the Trasimeno Autonomous Company of Stay and Vacation (Azienda autonoma di Soggiorno e Villeggiatura del Trasimeno) who rename the restaurant bringing back the idea of slowness, calm and relax, typical of the ferries of the XIX century, the “Pigra Tinca”.

The story of the Pigra Tinca restaurant (“The lazy Tench”) blends with the story of the town of Castiglione del Lago.
For more than half a century this restaurant has been the cradle of traditional food for tons of people. A refuge to taste well-being, to smile. After two years of work, finally the Pigra Tinca reopen, embracing the concept of quality time.
All the materials and supplies are organics, recyclables and fully sustainables.
The Pigra Tinca restaurant is a place where tradition, innovation and sustainability blend in a perfect marriage. A place to taste every shade of well-being in the heart of the Trasimeno Lake Regional Park.