This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lago Trasimeno. To help you make friends with Lago Trasimeno before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Many international tourists do not know much about Lago Trasimeno (Trasimeno Lake), Umbria, Italy. However, the largest lake in the centre and south of Italy is worth a visit. The closest nearby city is Perugia. You can get there either by car or by train. The railway line from Perugia takes you to Terontola-Cortona, the north of the lake. The train service stops at Magione, Torricella, Passignano, and Tuoro sul Trasimeno. If you decide to take the car, there is a motorway, the so-called raccordo autostradale 6, linking Perugia and the north of the lake. Another option is the motorway A1, linking Rome and Firenze. Take the exit at Val di Chiana coming from the north and Chiusi when you come from the south of Italy. Ferry services are available to get to the islands and across the lake.
If you want to spend your holidays by Lake Trasimeno, there are many hotels, guesthouses and a couple of camping sites are available. If you look for a cheap accommodation, the options for a Lago Trasimeno (Trasimeno Lake), Umbria, Italy hostel are limited, but location of what exists is outstanding. It is not by the shore, it is on the lakefront, located on an island, Isola Polvese, right in the middle of the lake. However, keep in mind that this island is not a party place and therefore this Lago Trasimeno (Trasimeno Lake), Umbria, Italy hostel is used by families, schools, and travel groups to relax and to enjoy the beautiful nature.
The lake very suitable for a classic summer holiday. A lot of sunshine, little rain, and hot temperatures are included. Between May and September, the water temperature is high enough to enable a pleasant swim in the lake. Outdoor activities such as fishing, biking, and walking are perfect for nature lovers. If you look for some thrills, there is a parachuting school offering skydives in the south of the lake. Around Lake Trasimeno, you can also check out some castles. Many of those are located in the small towns such as Castiglione del Lago, Passignano, Magione, and Maggiore around the lake.
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