Lake Trasimeno is located in the region of Umbria, in central Italy and is the largest lake in the country. It is set in outstandingly beautiful countryside, rich in olive groves, an important agricultural product in this part of Italy. On the western shores of the lake, near the region of Tuscany, the landscape is full of beautiful vineyards, and fields where various fruits and vegetables are cultivated. Pines, willows and poplars stretch up to 30 metres tall and are dotted along the shores of this glassy, majestic lake. From your Lake Trasimeno villas, you can see the beautiful Mount Subasio rising into the horizon in the east and Mount Amiata, stretching as far as the eye can see in the west. You will simply be blown away by the sheer beauty and power of the natural sights here while you are staying in your Lake Trasimeno holiday rentals, make sure you bring a camera to capture treasured holiday memories and to have a token to take your friends and family back home!
Lake Trasimeno Villas - visit the crumbling castle ruins on Lake Trasimeno
This region is famous for its castles, many of them in crumbling ruins, making it a perfect romantic and magical location to take that special someone. Particular highlights for those visitors who enjoy visiting castle ruins and learning about ancient architecture and history, are the Guglielmi Castle, built in the late 19th century on Maggiore Island, Zocco Castle, one of the biggest castles in the region, in ruins for decades but the only one still boasting an intact medieval keep, Montali Castle, and Vernazzano leaning tower. The nearby islands Castiglione del Lago, Passignano, Magione, Maggiore, and Polvese islands all have their castles. The Vernazzano leaning tower stands at around 20 metres but tilts at an angle much like the famous leaning tower of Pisa, due to water erosion in the 18th century.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the mountain view with Lake Trasimeno Apartments
The tower is tucked away in a secluded valley and remains an undiscovered cultural and historical gem which has had to be reinforced with steel to avoid its complete collapse. Take your children to visit the abandoned and ruined castles of Lake Trasimeno and teach them about the fascinating history of this beautiful region. There are three islands located in the lake, the biggest one being Isola Polvese, then Isola Maggiore, the smallest being Isla Minore. Interestingly, the only inhabited of the three islands is Isla Maggiore, which contains a quaint and tiny fishing vilage with only around 35 residents. The island reached its heyday in the 14th century, and as a result, the majority of the buildings date back to this time, including the ruins of a Franciscan Monastery which was built in 1328.
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