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'''Lake Trasimeno''' (ital. Lago Trasimeno) is in the northwest corner of  [[Umbria]] in Italy.
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'''Lake Trasimeno''' (ital. Lago Trasimeno) is in the northwest corner of  [[Umbria]] in Italy. It is the largest lake in the center and south of Italy, with a surface area of 128 km². No major river flows directly into or out of the lake and the water level fluctuates significantly according to rainfall levels but is at all times fairly shallow. The lake is a popular tourist destination and there are many camping sites, particularly to the west.
  
  
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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
 
* Borghetto
 
* Borghetto
* '''[[Passignano]]'''
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* '''Passignano sul Trasimeno''' is still circled by its medieval walls. However, the town was damaged in the Second World War and there is little else to see. The main reason for visiting is to catch a ferry to the islands in the lake.
 
* '''Castiglione del Lago'''. is on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. It used to be the fourth island of Lake Trasimeno but over the years the gap between the island and the shore has been filled in. The historical center is well preserved and provides good views of the lake. The original fortifications of the town were destroyed and rebuilt on numerous occasions. The Castello del Leone ("Fortress of the Lion") is a pentagonal-shaped castle that was completed in 1247. It was designed to give its owners strategic control over all of Lake Trasimeno. The castle has withstood a number of sieges. The Palazzo del Comune (Town Hall) was built in Renaissance style. It is now a civic museum and gallery.  
 
* '''Castiglione del Lago'''. is on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. It used to be the fourth island of Lake Trasimeno but over the years the gap between the island and the shore has been filled in. The historical center is well preserved and provides good views of the lake. The original fortifications of the town were destroyed and rebuilt on numerous occasions. The Castello del Leone ("Fortress of the Lion") is a pentagonal-shaped castle that was completed in 1247. It was designed to give its owners strategic control over all of Lake Trasimeno. The castle has withstood a number of sieges. The Palazzo del Comune (Town Hall) was built in Renaissance style. It is now a civic museum and gallery.  
 
* '''[[Magione]]'''
 
* '''[[Magione]]'''
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==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
*'''[[Isola Maggiore]]'''
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* '''Isola Maggiore''' is the second largest island on the lake and is the only inhabited one with a population of around 35 although in days gone by there were many more inhabitants. St Francis of Assisi lived on the island as a hermit from 1211. The 12th century Church of Saint Michael the Archangel on the top of the hill and the Romanesque church of S. Salvatore are both worth a visit. Some of the olive trees on the island are hundreds of years old. Visitors can explore the old town and hill; paths cross the island through the olive groves.
 
* Isola Minore
 
* Isola Minore
 
* [[Isola Polvese]]
 
* [[Isola Polvese]]
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Nearby the lake is:
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Ferries operate to the islands and across the lake, particularly in the tourist season. Obtaining reliable information about schedules in advance is difficult. The main base for the ferries is Passignano.
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Nearby the lake are:
 
*[[Città della Pieve]]
 
*[[Città della Pieve]]
 
*[[Magione]]
 
*[[Magione]]

Revision as of 06:42, 14 November 2009

Lake Trasimeno (ital. Lago Trasimeno) is in the northwest corner of Umbria in Italy. It is the largest lake in the center and south of Italy, with a surface area of 128 km². No major river flows directly into or out of the lake and the water level fluctuates significantly according to rainfall levels but is at all times fairly shallow. The lake is a popular tourist destination and there are many camping sites, particularly to the west.


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  • Borghetto
  • Passignano sul Trasimeno is still circled by its medieval walls. However, the town was damaged in the Second World War and there is little else to see. The main reason for visiting is to catch a ferry to the islands in the lake.
  • Castiglione del Lago. is on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. It used to be the fourth island of Lake Trasimeno but over the years the gap between the island and the shore has been filled in. The historical center is well preserved and provides good views of the lake. The original fortifications of the town were destroyed and rebuilt on numerous occasions. The Castello del Leone ("Fortress of the Lion") is a pentagonal-shaped castle that was completed in 1247. It was designed to give its owners strategic control over all of Lake Trasimeno. The castle has withstood a number of sieges. The Palazzo del Comune (Town Hall) was built in Renaissance style. It is now a civic museum and gallery.
  • Magione
  • Monte del Lago
  • Sant'Arcangelo
  • San Feliciano
  • San Vito
  • Tuoro

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  • Isola Maggiore is the second largest island on the lake and is the only inhabited one with a population of around 35 although in days gone by there were many more inhabitants. St Francis of Assisi lived on the island as a hermit from 1211. The 12th century Church of Saint Michael the Archangel on the top of the hill and the Romanesque church of S. Salvatore are both worth a visit. Some of the olive trees on the island are hundreds of years old. Visitors can explore the old town and hill; paths cross the island through the olive groves.
  • Isola Minore
  • Isola Polvese

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Ferries operate to the islands and across the lake, particularly in the tourist season. Obtaining reliable information about schedules in advance is difficult. The main base for the ferries is Passignano. Nearby the lake are:

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  • Play Golf. There is a nine-hole golf course close to Panicarola, just south of the lake. It was established by Ferruccio Lamborghini, designer of the Lamborghini cars. Loc. Soderi 1, Panicale (PG) 06064 Italia, tel/fax 075/837582.[1]
  • Skydiving. Also south of the lake is a parachuting school. (Skydive Trasimeno +39 075 835006).

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