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Walking and running at Lake Trasimeno

Walk between memory and the nature of the hills of the Lake

Lake Trasimeno, with its woods and olive grove covered hills, is one of Umbria`s most characteristic environments. The entire area is criss-crossed with innumerable trails: Ancient roads connecting farms abundantly bordered by natural blackthorn bushes, cornel trees and hawthorn, little roads which lead to dozens of country churches, watch towers, tiny hamlets and intimate solitary places full of history, stories and tradition. The environmental value of the terraced olive groves is incomparable, here, as in the entire region, constructed to be able to make use of even the steepest of slopes, shored up with the stones removed from land ready for cultivation. Walking around the lake and on the summits of the hills, through ancient woods, in and about villages and hamlets offers stunning views of the blue lake and its three islands (Maggiore, Minore, Polvese), microcosms where man has lived forever, bits of earth floating on this colored earth. Each part of this land built for people is friendly and welcoming.

30 sign-posted walksFor those who desire going for walks on guided paths there are 30 ring walks available, graded according to CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) standards with red/white markings on plants and the likes at path intersections. They are described in the guidebook «In cammino tra Tevere e Trasimeno», edited by the Comunità Montana Associazione dei Comuni «Trasimeno-Medio Tevere», the Club Alpino Italiano office in Perugia and by «ali&no Editrice», to by at Villa Rey .

Map:
Istituto Geografico Adriatico
Hiking Trail Map 1:50 000

Umbria on foot – Lake Trasimeno