Umbria, the green heart of Italy
Located in the northern part of Umbria, on the border with Tuscany Lake Trasimeno
is a true natural paradise. The fourth largest lake in Italy, it owes its name to the ancient legend of Prince Trasimeno and the nymph
Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, ancient stone villages, typical flavors of Nautical Trasimeno it is an ideal destination not only for those who want to practice sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, sailing and water skiing, but also for mountain bikers: there are no prohibitive climbs or technical stretches, but it is 48 kilometers with 1000 meters of altitude difference, making it more suitable for experienced bikers.
There are also walking routes: 160 km that cross the charming villages of the area, including also the islands of the lake.
Art lovers will be able to find a rich basin in this territory, thus being carried away by the beauties of the 15th century paintings of Perugini from the Stories of St. Francis by Maestro Giotto to the many Medieval Villages.
Umbrian folklore culture is now more alive than ever, the love for cultural traditions has roots in every inhabitant, both young and old the Quintana in Foligno, the Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio, the Palio dei Terzieri in Città della Pieve, are just some of these wonderful shows.
A region, Umbria to discover among ancient traditions, music and great shows.
Visiting Umbria means savouring a lifestyle, as it is a land of flavours where man and nature make the difference. A long history of passion and experience encapsulates every bottle of olive oil and every glass of wine, its main natural products. Umbria has many
D.O.C.G. wines: cities like Montefalco with its Sagrantino together with
D.O.C.”Colli Del Trasimeno” (produced by a particular vine, Trasimeno Gamay,
black berry introduced in Italy since 1400 .C. ) have made local wines real stars among Italian red wines.
The Umbrian culinary tradition is based essentially on preparations based on meat or products of the earth .The legumes of Castelluccio di Norcia, the green beans of the lake, the truffle, the cold cuts and cheeses of Norcia are the basis of many local dishes. A note should also be made of the lake fish, typical of the Trasimeno area.
We only list some of the delicious locals
where you can eat:
Ristorante L’ Acquario Via Vittorio Emanuele, 69, 06061 Castiglione del Lago PG, +39 075 965 2432
Mesticanza Osteria Contemporanea Via Bruno Buozzi, 93, 06061 Castiglione del lago PG, +39 370 341 7582
Ristorante La Cantina Via Vittorio Emanuele, 93, 06061 Castiglione del Lago PG, +39 075 965 2463
Porta Senese Via Vittorio Emanuele, 2, 06061 Castiglione del Lago PG, +39 075 953331
Le Scalette Via XXV Aprile, 24, 06061 Castiglione del Lago PG, +39 075 953113
Ristorante Monna Lisa Via del Forte, 2, 06061 Castiglione del Lago PG , +39 075 951071
For a quick dinner or an aperitif with good wine
Enoteca Battilani Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 06061 Castiglione del Lago PG,+39 075 965 2945
L’Angolo del Buon gustaio Via Vittorio Emanuele, 40, 06061 Castiglione del Lago PG, +39 329 316 8456
Battilani Sapori Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 1, 06061 Castiglione del Lago PG, +39 075 965 294
All that remains is to wish you
ENJOY YOUR MEAL!
Trasimeno lake legend
Legend has it that Agilla and Prince Trasimeno, son of the Tyrrhenian god.
Prince Trasimeno, traveling in the lands of central Italy, arrived on the shore of large lake covered with vegetation.
The summer heat prompted the young man to want to find refreshment in those waters.
The nymph Agilla witnessing the scene was impressed by the beauty of the young man, decided to charm him with his own singing, attracting him to the center of the lake.
But the beautiful song of the nymph caused such stunning in the young man who was overwhelmed with emotion, drowned.
Since then, on hot summer evenings, when a light breeze ripples the waters of the lake you think may be the lament of the nymph Agilla, still searching for her prince.
In memory of the beautiful prince the lake took the name of Trasimeno.
Via Brigata Garibaldi, 5/a, 06061
Castiglione del lago (PG) – Italy
Telefono: +39 075 953035