In the green heart of Umbria, between the reeds and the enchanting white water lily, lies Lake Trasimeno, a real natural paradise inhabited by wild ducks, cormorants, and other protected species.
Included in the province of Perugia, with its 128 km² of surface it is the largest lake in central Italy. The lake basin is the heart of the Lake Trasimeno Regional Park, declared a protected area in 1996. The lake is home to three islands: Polvese, Maggiore and Minore. Numerous villages overlook its banks. Places of boundless beauty, they are the ideal destinations to spend a day or a romantic weekend, with family or friends, immersed in the greenery of nature and surrounded by history.
“Around the lake there are beautiful villages that are worth seeing, including: Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve homeland of Perugino, Magione, Panicale, Tuoro sul Trasimeno and Passigano. It is also possible to take walks along the lake front to discover the traditions and its nature”.
But is not only a destination for naturalistic tourism but also a stop on gastronomic and cultural tours. This is in fact the homeland of the Trasimeno bean, a Slow food presidium, and of the Colli del Trasimeno wines, equally prized.
Trasimeno Lake is also a suitable location for a holiday with children. In addition to visits to neighboring villages and islands, where green spaces abound, the lake is the pulsating center around which the Oasi la Valle develops, a protected natural area. Guided tours, designed especially for children, aim to immerse visitors in the deepest nature of the water mirror and the surrounding environment. Excursions can also be done independently. Finally, on the slopes of the hill where Castiglione del Lago stands, the Trasimeno cycle and pedestrian path begins, passing between cultivated fields and reeds.
In addition, the Trasimeno fishermen's cooperative organize outings at dawn on the typical fishing boats, excursions on the lake and fishing trips for families and cooking classes with typical traditional recipes.