In the northern part of Umbria, on the border with Tuscany, Trasimeno Lake is a real natural paradise.
Fourth Italian lake for size, owes its name to an ancient legend that tells of Prince Trasimeno and his love for the nymph Agilla. Compared by Lord Byron as “a silver veil” over the centuries the lake has captivated by his charm countless poets, painters and travelers.
Regional Park since 1995, Trasimeno Lake is characterized by a wetland where, among lush reeds, they crowd wild ducks, cormorants, kites, kingfishers. The lake is in fact always been an important area for water birds wintering, place of rest and play, suitable for fish species, a perfect habitat to breed.
If you are interested in studying the history of the fish and wildlife of the Trasimeno and to know the secrets of the fishermen and the tools they use, the Fishing Museum of San Feliciano near Magione is what you need. If you want to know the boats used by the fishermen since the Middle Ages, you have to visit the Museum of Boats housed in the castle of Passignano.
If you love history, you can retrace the steps of the Battle of Hannibal at Trasimeno.
If you want to play outdoor sports, you can choose between bike tours, horseback riding and water sports like kytesurf, canoeing and sailing.
All year round there is the possibility to visit the charm of the little towns around the Trasimeno Lake such as Castiglione del Lago, Paciano, Panicale Piegaro, Citta della Pieve, Magione, Passignano, and Tuoro, that they overlook the lake or dominate the surrounding hills. You can experience the excitement of a trip to the islands, Maggiore and Polvese, connected by public navigation service.
If you love good food, you can enjoy excellent dishes of lake fish and especially eel, perch and tench, and taste the beans from Trasimeno, recognized as a Slow Food Presidium, and the fine Saffron of Città della Pieve.
Among the typical products, we invite you to taste olive oil and wines, that you can taste along the “Strada dei vini dei Colli del Trasimeno”.
The territory of the Trasimeno is famous for the laces “a pizzo d’Irlanda” of Isola Maggiore, products in Tulle of Panicale well as the art of weaving baskets.