Lake Trasimeno and sailboat excursion

Discovering the “Sea of Perugia”

At the border between Tuscany and Umbria, cradled by verdant hills and safeguarded by medieval hamlets, lays Lake Trasimeno, the biggest lake in central Italy.

It’s a peaceful and relaxing destination, appreciated especially for the numerous experiences it offers.

From its crystalline waters emerge three isles: Polvese, Maggiore and Minore. The latter – and smallest – is closed to visitors, but the other two are only a ferryboat trip away.

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.

Along the shore of lake Trasimeno, you can rent different types of vessels, either with or without a skipper (provided you know how to sail), and embark on an exciting adventure to discover the treasures hidden beneath the lake’s waves.

If you want something a bit more relaxing or if you wish to end the day on a romantic note, we suggest an aperitif on a sailboat at sunset. As the fading light of the sun paints the sparkling water in blazing gold and fiery red and the gentle evening breeze lulls the boat forward, you can sit back and enjoy your drink.



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