Lake Trasimeno is situated in Umbria, in Perugia district and is the fourth largest lake in Italy by extension. In this beautiful landscape we can find the Polvese island, the Major Island and the Minor island.
The Minor island and the Polvese island are not inhabited, and the latter is used as a science park. Both host an abundance of wildlife including birds and amphibians. The vegetation is mainly made of secular pine woods and olive groves. The same scene is located in the Maggiore island, which includes a small village and many paths and trails perfect for hiking surrounded by vegetation.
Among the beautiful villages overlooking Lake Trasimeno, Castiglione del Lago offers various points of interest, such as Palazzo Ducale and its rooms full of frescoes, and the Lion’s Rock with its triangular-shaped tower, it is connected to the ducal palace by a safe trail. The village still has the medieval walls and is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
The small Panicale is also a fortified medieval village, it dominates the lake from Mount Petrarvella, offering spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding territory. In Panicale we can see the Palazzo del Podesta, the Chiesa Collegiata di San Michele Arcangelo with numerous works of art in it, and the Church of San Sebastian with the “Martyrdom of St. Sebastian” dating back to 1505.
Another charming village is Città della Pieve, it basically maintains the thirteenth century structure, and among the buildings there’s the fortress built in 1536, the Civic Tower dating back to the twelfth century and the Church of St. Augustine.