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Lake Trasimeno

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Address: Perugia, Italy
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Lake Trasimeno is located in the heart of Italy, which makes it an ideal...

Lake Trasimeno is located in the heart of Italy, which makes it an ideal base for visiting Umbria and Tuscany, as well as providing unspoiled nature and a refuge of birds and fish for outdoor enthusiasts.

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When you are by the placid shores of this surprisingly large lake, under azure italian skies, it is difficult to summon up the vision of 20,000 Roman legionaries slaughtered and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The lake is lovely with small islands to visit easily accessible by boat for a small fee where time has stood still.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

When you are by the placid shores of this surprisingly large lake, under azure italian skies, it is difficult to summon up the vision of 20,000 Roman legionaries slaughtered and drowned under armour at the hands of Hannibal, the original elephant man. And trembling Rome just a vulnerable cakewalk away for the so called barbarians. The old line-of-supply problem followed.... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a very large lake in the middle of Italy, not far from Perugia and Assisi which is framed by green mountains and hills, had lovely villages (Castiglione del Lago is a gem), great food, island villages and at least 3000 years of history: many etruscan and roman town, site of the battle where Hannibal defeated the Romans, etc.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Lake Trasimeno is lovely. It can be easily visited from Perugia or Cortona, the main tourist centres in the region. Passignano is an interesting little town with a castle and lots of ceramics for sale. From there the ferry takes you out to Isola Maggiore for a pleasant walk around the island or a meal at one of the restaurants... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We visited Lake Trasimeno twice during our 2 week stay in Umbria. We drove through Passignano on a Sunday afternoon and it was heaving. We couldn't get out fast enough. Going back on a week day was much more pleasant, We had a lovely walk along the promenade and around the old town and a lovely lunch overlooking the lake.... More 

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Bungendore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A beautiful part of Italy, great scenery, great restaurants, lovely shops and sites to see. A place steeped in history and a great place to lunch on the terraces with wine and antipasto. Loved it!😍🇮🇪❤️ Highly recommended for a day out in the Tuscan sunshine 😊

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Worth a visit, but not a lot to do at the lakeside - small outdoor cafe/bar, or a trip on the water. Public loos not somewhere you'd want to visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

The lake is a 20minutes drive from Perugia, so it is easily accessible coming from Umbria; and it lies at the border with Tuscany. It is very shallow but very large too (Italy's fourth largest lake). There are several "beaches" to get tanned when it's sunny, and a couple of lovely islands that people can reach by ferry. There is... More 

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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a rather large lake, very beautiful area and we had the most delicious fishplates one can imagine. Look for the restaurant that has been in the same family for over 100 years and let the Seafood fill you plates! Excellent.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

If you go Umbria its great to go Lake Trasimeno. Hannibal stayed here and it is a history place. You can go to an island by ship and enjoy the time on the lake.

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