Lake Trasimeno


Lake Trasimeno is the fourth largest lake in Italy and the oldest. It has an area of ​​about 120 square km. It is called the "sea of ​​Perugia" even if it is located only a handful of kilometers from the border with Tuscany. It is renowned for the internal islands and for the splendid villages and castles around it. 

What you can see in Lake Trasimeno in one day

The tour by ferry of the islands will take you first to the largest and highest island of the lake: the Polvese Island where we suggest you three main points of interest: the Rocca, the ruins of the Olivetan Church of San Secondo and the Church of San Giuliano.  Isola Maggiore is the only inhabited island and Saint Francis of Assisi stopped here in 1211 during Lent; It has many cultural and artistic sites that you can admire along the lakeside promenade. The third island, Isola Minore is private and cannot be visited. At the end of the lake tour you can plan a visit to the castles of the lake: the Lion Rock of Castiglione del Lago, the Tower of the Lambardi of Magione and the ruins of the Castle of Zocco.

How to get to Lake Trasimeno from Relais dei Magi

It can be reached in less than 35 minutes via the Regional Road 220. At the crossroads of Pievaiola, take Provincial Road 311 and continue on Regional Road 71 towards Castiglione del Lago. 

Luca & Giulia tips

If you have bicycles with you, you can reach the lake from the city in less than an hour, thanks to the new Perugia-Lago Trasimeno cycle path.

 

Places

  • Città della Pieve

    It is a splendid village, in which you can walk along an evocative itinerary between churches and museums.
  • Perugia

    Perugia is the capital of Umbria: a typical medieval city, of Etruscan origin, which is famous for its medieval streets
  • Assisi

    Assisi is a splendid Umbrian village nestled on the hills of Mount Subasio. In 2000 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Montepulciano

    Montepulciano is an evocative medieval village nestled between the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiana.
  • Gubbio

    Gubbio is an ancient medieval village of rare beauty and rich in culture
  • Spoleto

    Spoleto it is one of the oldest cities in Umbria, with its 2,500 years of history. It will leave you breathless for the richness of its architectural and artistic heritage

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