Lake Trasimeno - art, legend, sports and gourmet food and wine
Lake Trasimeno is a true natural paradise in the northern part of Umbria on the border with Tuscany.
It is the fourth largest lake in Italy and was named after the ancient legend of prince Trasimeno and his love for nymph Agylle. Lord Byron compared it to a "silver veil" and, over the centuries, the lake has charmed many poets, painters and travellers.
It became a Regional Park in 1995 and is characterised by a marshy area where, among lush reeds, you can spot wild ducks, cormorants, kites and kingfishers. The lake has in fact always been an important area where aquatic birdlife can stop, breed and spend the winter, and it is also the perfect habitat for fish species to reproduce.