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The Lakes of Italy

Lake Trasimeno

Lake Trasimeno

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.


For more information: 

IAT del Trasimeno
(also Castiglione del Lago, Panicale, Piegaro, Tuoro, Città della Pieve)
Piazza Mazzini, 10
06061 Castiglione del Lago


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