In the heart of the Italian boot halfway between Umbria and Toscana rises a large lake called Trasimeno, a picturesque mirror of fresh water bordering these two Italian regions. The lake stretches up to the Apennines into lush greenery and a landscape dotted with gracious medieval villages. If you love holidays able to combine nature and culture, Lago Trasimeno is doubtless your ideal destination.
This peaceful area is ideal for a in family camping holiday even to an excellent proposal of well-equipped campsites and villages rising along the lake shores. Trasimeno is a swimming lake and its shores host equipped beaches where you can practice water sports, beach volley or simply take a splash or get a tan.
Parco Regionale del Lago Trasimeno (Lago Trasimeno’S Regional Park) offers much even to sportsmen whoc can take part in a number of open-air sports activities. Trekkers will have a chance to explore on foot the well-extended woods of the Umbrian-Tuscan Apennine wandering through CAI’s official itineraries. Cycling enthusiasts will be equally satisfied as this area provides lots of interesting trails. The nearly total lack of traffic and alternating hills and plains make this area suitable for all levels.
Besides the untouched nature, this area is also rich in art and culture. Around the lake’s Tuscan shores it is possible to visit the splendid town of Cortona which still preserves a wonderful historic center that year after year hosts the photographic international festival “Cortona On The Move”. From the Umbrian side, you can easily reach Perugia, a medieval town featuring wonderful stretches as well as an important historic-cultural heritage to be discovered.
We also recommend to pay a visit to the gracious historic centers of lakeside towns like: Passignano, Città della Pieve, Panicale, Castiglione del Lago and Tuoro sul Trasimeno where you will have a chance to visit the Historic-Archeological Path of the Trasimeno Battle. Not to mention the islands including Isola Minore and Maggiore that are definitely worth a visit. If the charm of Umbria beckons you, don’t wait longer: find on CampingVillage.travel the campsite or village on the shores of Lago Trasimeno that suits you best for a holiday amid nature, culture and relax!