Located in Umbria, in the green heart of Italy, Lake Trasimeno is one that portrays a landscape like no other: white water lilies, wild ducks, fishermen and colorful senses. Then the site is naturally completed by sunflower fields, olive groves and vineyards that are so specific to this country. There are a few towns around the lake, offering spectacular views and a tranquil feel, touched by the charm of this beautiful body of water.
There are three islands in this lake, namely the islands of Polvese, Maggiore and Magione. There are also numerous castles, which are in fact a major attraction here. Thus from a holiday home at Lake Trasimeno it's not hard at all to get to the Montali Castle or the Zocco Castle for a chance, both situated on top of two hills. Check out the Vernazzano Leaning Tower, a tower that leans more than the one in Pisa. Though it is in a more isolated location, the tower is quite fascinating. Castiglione del Lago is a beautiful town located above some former Etruscan tombs, and you can admire here the castle and the walls of Palazzo Ducale, which is actually connected to the famous Rocca del Leone fortress. Citta della Pieve is yet another beautiful town where you will find the narrowest alley in the country and also the cathedral of SS. Gervasio e Protasio with beautiful works of art by the artist Pietro Vannucci who was born here. Visit the Maggiore Island if you get a chance, from a last minute holiday villa at Lake Trasimeno, and check out the 15th century fishing village here, where the church of San Salvatore, the church of San Michele Arcangelo and also Villa Isabella of the Marquis of Guglielmi are to be found.
There are more than a few museums at Lake Trasimeno as well, among numerous other cultural attractions, of course. A few great examples of these would be the Fishing Museum, the TrasiMemo and the Don Aldo Rossi museum. If you're looking for something a little different, the Glass Museum, the Lace Museum are fabulous option s as well. The small town of Tuoro sul Trasimeno witnessed a rather disastrous battle during the Roman times, and today it is a beautiful little settlement, with the castle of Monte Gualandro nearby. Choose to visit a museum, or to simply stroll in the lake towns, choose a picnic on the lake side or take part in a local event, either way, a holiday at Lake Trasimeno will be dotted with great moments.
Lake Trasimeno is the fourth largest one in Italy, and it is surrounded by beautiful nature. Olive groves and vineyards, cypress and oak forests sunflower fields and beautiful towns that are overlooked by amazing castles make up the landscape you get to be a part of on a holiday at Lake Trasimeno. The three islands of the lake, the Maggiore, Minore and Polvese are the perfect “excuse” for getting away from the world, especially since two of them, namely Minore and Polvese are uninhabited. Monte Subasio is about 70 km away, and Monte Amiata is about the same distance away, just to the west. The nature around Lake Trasimeno is one that inspires you to relax, to enjoy life at its simplest beauty.
Concerning a wellness holiday at Lake Trasimeno, we can surely say that the lake itself is one that provides infinite relaxation and a great sense of freedom. Still, if you wish to get a little extra pampering, you can try the Terme de Montepulciano for a chance, about 30 minutes from the lake. The thermal baths here are simply ideal for wellness treatments, and they ideally complete your getaway by the lake.
Being that you are by a lake, water sports are kind of a given here. Sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and of course, swimming... you can enjoy them all at Lake Trasimeno, and have plenty of fun doing so. Besides, south of the lake there is a parachuting school, thus skydiving is also a fun option. Not far from Panicarola there is a golf course, actually there is a nine-hole golf course, which they say was established by the designer of the Lamborghini cars. Take long walks on the lake shores, enjoy the mild climate, spend the evenings barbecuing at your holiday villa at Lake Trasimeno: the options are numerous, and the fun is guaranteed.
A family holiday at Lake Trasimeno is a fantastic time you get to spend with loved ones in a beautiful environment. Water sports and long walks on the lake shores, barbecuing and even hiking in the mountains not far from the lake will give you the chance to create some great new memories with your loved ones. Visit the many castles in the nearby towns, the little ones will surely love to explore and enjoy the mysteries of the place, and sailing on the lake on an afternoon and watching the sunset from the boat can be equally rewarding. Besides, you can also opt for taking a fishing trip, the waters of this lake are rich in pike, carp, and tench. Then, you have in Panicale the largest water park in all of Umbria, where pools, rafting, twister slides and all sorts of facilities await for you. If you wish to be though more “down to earth” for a chance, try some horse back riding at Lake Trasimeno, because... why not? It's totally fun. Saltalbero, about 30 minutes from the lake, defines fun in the shape of tree courses and even a picnic area. Well, giddy up!
Some of the specific ingredients to this area are the fagiolina of Trasimeno, to which you can add the Trasimeno fish, of course, and the Saffron of Città della Pieve, a sort of plant. Honey is also often used in cooking here, and the local wine is a must try as well. You can even take the Colli del Trasimeno wine road, it will be a unique experience on a culinary holiday at Lake Trasimeno. As for some suggestions in matters of restaurants serving local food, the Volante Inn in Tuoro sul Trasimeno is a great choice, as are also the Osteria del Carro in Passignano sul Trasimeno, the Bistrot del Duca in Citta della Pieve, the I Bonci in Magione, and others. Buon Appetito indeed!
Spending a holiday with a pet at Lake Trasimeno is a “wagging of tail”, “jumping up and down”, “rolling over” experience. In other words, it's an expression of happiness like few others. The shores of the lake are perfect for long walks with Fifi and its unconditioned joyful attitude, for a picnic even, and at a pet friendly holiday home at Lake Trasimeno you can even barbecue. Hiking and walking on the hills among olive groves is also an option, and all in all, not spending time being homesick for Pootchie is surely a plus.Points of interest, a “must see” list at Lake Trasimeno:
Lake Trasimeno is an oasis of peace within an oasis of peace and greenery in Umbria, a destination of relaxation senses and a rainbow of colors of fun in various ways. Choose your favorite one in a different and most delightful activity every day on your holiday at Lake Trasimeno.
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