The town is located on the north eastern bank of Lake Trasimeno and the old town is surrounded by medieval walls, while the newer part of town just outside the walls is located right next to the lake with a long promenade along the lake's shore.
Unfortunately, many of the town's monuments and landmarks were bombed to pieces during World War II, but you can turn to sit on the shores of the lake in the new part of Trasimeno and admire the beautiful blue colour of the water and relax with a good book. Restaurants and bars are plentiful here so you don't have to go far when you get hungry. You have ample opportunity to enjoy fresh fish found in the lake and in addition, during the annual Fishing Festival you can eat fish cooked in the world's largest frying pan, measuring 4.30 metres in diameter!
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The town has a train station from where you can easily reach Perugia or even Rome with one change. The area is very popular for hikers and bikers and there are many wonderful routes linking the towns and villages around the lake along scenic trails.
Every year in July there will be Palio in town, but not one of those involving horses, but in this case boats ( Palio delle Barche ).