This idyllic Perugian lake is home to three islands, including Isola Maggiore, a historic fishing village inhabited by just thirty people. And while the popular lake attracts visitors looking to cast their lines in hopes of snagging carp and pike, the surrounding vineyards and impressive castles, like Guglielmi and Zocco, draw travelers seeking a more typical Tuscany experience.
Travelers agree that Lake Trasimeno is the ideal destination for a relaxing day trip. With island visits, a quiet boat cruise and waterside picnic while lounging in the grass, the scenic shores provide a welcome respite from a more urban Italy. Nearby Castigione del Lago, a medieval town with unique shops and delicious restaurants just up the hill is a perfect addition to any Lake Trasimeno visit.