Trasimeno is the biggest lake surface on the peninsula and the fourth largest Italian
lake. The basin, of tectonic origin, has a surface area of 128 sq. km and a perimeter of about 54 km. The lake
is almost entirely surrounded by an amphitheatre of low, verdant hills. The landscape is gentle, marked to the
south and to the east by a hill system that rises to 800 meters in the north. The coasts are generally low except
for two points, which correspond to the promontories of Castiglione del Lago and Monte del Lago.
The lake basin is basically circular and in the centre there are three islands: Polvese, Isola
Maggiore and Isola Minore.
Lake Trasimeno is considered "Perugia's Lake" because it is very near to the regional capital. Part of
the basin verges on the Valdichiana area of Tuscany.
The municipalities of Castiglione del Lago,
Magione, Panicale, Passignano
sul Trasimeno, Tuoro sul Trasimeno all look out on to the lake, as do a series of smaller towns, all equipped with tourist
facilities to handle the high number of visitors arriving in summer months.
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IAT del Trasimeno
(also Castiglione del Lago, Panicale, Piegaro, Tuoro, Città della
Piazza Mazzini, 10
06061 Castiglione del Lago