Even then you stepped through the Porta Perugina and gasped in awe ... then you took the photo. Nothing has changed. Now we sit at Aldo's Bar and watch visitor after visitor do just that.
We did a mini tour of the town through the Pro Loco and this was when we were introduced to the artist Il Perugino and San Sebastiano. This fresco of the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian dates from 1505.
From that introduction we did the Il Perugino Trail and became fans of the wistful style of Pietro Vannucci, known as Il Perugino. He was a master of the Renaissance and he set his subjects in a local Umbrian landscape of delicate greens and blues.
We also became fans of Saint Sebastian and he can be seem in art works throughout Italy, with arrows ranging from one in the knee to a veritable pincushion of them.
We had an excellent tour guide that day and it seems most likely that it was our, now, friend Katia Mughetti. Note the cost of the tour was 3000 lira.
No visit to Panicale is complete without gazing at the spectacular view towards Lake Trasimeno. This was in June 1998.