To learn more about the history of this wildlife and discover the secrets of the fishermen and their tools we suggest visiting the San Feliciano Fishing Museum. If you are interested in the boats that fishermen used going back to medieval times you can pay a visit to the Boat museum in Passignano.
If you are a history enthusiast, plan your holiday following in the footsteps of Hannibal's battle of Lake Trasimeno.
If you wish to practice open-air sports you are spoilt for choice - there are bike and horse trails and you can enjoy acquatic sports such as kitesurfing, canoeing and sailing.
Any time is perfect to be charmed by one of the towns that surround Trasimeno: Castiglione del Lago, Paciano, Panicale, Piegaro, Città della Pieve, Magione, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Lisciano Niccone and Tuoro sul Trasimeno are either directly on the lakeside or overlook it from the hills. Enjoy a trip to the Maggiore and Polvese islands, which can be easily reached by boat the whole year round.
If you like good food, you can savour excellent freshwater fish dishes - eel, perch and tench in particular - and try Fagiolina del Trasimeno, Slow Food Presidium, and Saffron from Città della Pieve.
Among the typical local products there is also olive oil and wine, which you can enjoy along the Strada dei vini dei Colli del Trasimeno (Wine Route of the Trasimeno Hills)
The Trasimeno area is famous for the Irish lace of Isola Maggiore, Panicale's Tulle creations and the art of weaving baskets with lake reed.