Set in rural Umbria near the Tuscany border, your holiday in Trasimeno is ideally placed to explore these two fascinating regions. Assisi, Perugia, Siena and Florence are all accessible in a day. Castiglione lies on the south-western shore of the lake. Its old walled town overlooks the lake and is a delight to explore. Passignano (main picture) sits on the northern shore. Its historic centre of cobbled streets is dominated by an imposing fortress. Both resorts have lake bathing and ferry services to the islands of Maggiore and Polvese and excellent restaurants serving local cuisine. There is also plenty of walking to enjoy in the Trasimeno National Park, as well as a fascinating Etruscan history to explore.
Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Lake Trasimeno.
Things to do in resort
Il Palio di Siena (located in Siena 2 July - 16 August)
The world famous Palio di Siena takes place every year in the beautiful city of Siena. Situated in the Piazza del Campo, this festival of friendly rivalry between the 17 neighbourhoods or Contrade is a feast for the senses. With food markets sporting some of the best culinary delights the region has to offer, local wineries serving gorgeous rich reds and crisp whites from the nearby vineyards and a plethora of theatrical and musical events, you'll be spoiled for choice. The festival culminates in an incredible horse race through the city which each Contrade competing for the crown. It might be brief but the race is tense and enthralling and with just an hours drive to Siena from Lake Levico, certainly not to be missed!
Location in resort
- Longitude: 12.135484
- Latitude: 43.18528
For more information on travel and transport visit our Lake Trasimeno page