Nowadays, inhabitants of Isola Maggiore are
few (19) whereas during the second half of the sixteenth century, they were around 600. Efforts were and are made by town administration of Tuoro and representatives of Umbria Region to safeguard the island patrimony primary through the island centre of documentation named Isola Museo (inserted in the group of Museums of Umbria). That name is also given to this book by its authors to document the project of revalorizing Isola Maggiore. The book, which acts as the museum catalogue, details the economic and social importance of the island between the Middle Ages and the Modern Period then speaks of the island ancient buildings and works of art. An appendix features a collection of old postcards of the island.