Exactly eighteen people inhabit the Maggiore isle. It retains all the charm and atmosphere of the fishing villages of times gone by. Today, Maggiore’s famous for its touristic activities – like restaurants and beaches – and for its artisanal production of the Irish lace (pizzo d’Irlanda).
Polvese, the biggest of the three, is part of the Lake Trasimeno Natural and Scientific Park. Students and scientists alike often visit it to study the native flora and fauna. Of particular naturalistic interest are the ‘Piscina del Porcinai’ – a garden of aquatic plants – and the forest surrounding it, which includes a centuries-old olive tree grove. With its phytodepuration system and its attention towards biological agriculture, Polvese is also a great example of environmental sustainability.