The charming lakeside town of Passignano sul Trasimeno is a popular holiday resort on the shores of the lovely Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. It is very central for exploring the local area and some of the famous cities further afield, such as Rome and Florence. The town has plenty of local supermarkets, banks and shops for daily needs close to your self-catering Passignano sul Trasimeno villa.
Lake Trasimeno has several nice beaches, particularly at Torricella and Tuoro. As Passignano sul Trasimeno is right on the lakefront it is ideal for watersports, swimming, boat trips and ferry rides to the beautiful islands nearby.Festivals
This region of Umbria has many local festivals from the Trasimeno Music festival of Classical Music to the Umbria Jazz Festival at Perugia. Le Infiorata in Spello in June is a colourful festival of flowers and the celebrated Palio horse race is an exciting event which takes place in Siena each year.Golf
Passignano sul Trasimeno has several excellent golf courses and the perfect weather to enjoy this outdoor sport. Perugia, Lamborghini at Panicale and Antognolla all have excellent golf courses which welcome visitors.
Siena is an important city just 57km drive from your Passignano sul Trasimeno holiday villa. It has a magnificent 12th century Duomo, with ornate architectural decoration and the baptismal font has decorations by Donatello. The shell-shaped town square has many wonderful buildings to explore and the city is best known for its Palio horse races which take place on July 2nd and August 16th each year.Rome
A day trip hardly touches the surface of the sights of Rome, from the ancient monuments of the Coloseum, Pantheon and the Forum to the fabulous architecture and museums of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.
Florence is a two hour drive away from your holiday villa in Passignano sul Trasimeno and can be reached easily by train from Terontolo. The city is world-famous for its architecture and art lovers will revel in the art museums and the rich heritage in the many churches in Florence. The Duomo has the largest brick-built dome in the world and visitors can climb to the top for excellent views over the city. The nearby bell tower and the baptistery buildings are both wonderful sights and the shops on the Ponte Vecchio are also worth visiting.
Umbria has beautiful weather with mild winters and hot sunny summers. The winter temperatures are generally above freezing by day and may drop to freezing on the coldest nights. July temperatures reach 30°C with cooler evenings and sees less rain showers than other months. Spring and fall are ideal times to visit with moderate temperatures and quieter sights.
The nearest airport to your Passignano sul Trasimeno holiday villa is at Perugia (PEG), 30 minutes drive away. Other alternatives are the airports at Rome (FCO) and Florence (FLO), both about 2 hours drive away. A hire car is highly recommended for reaching Passignano sul Trasimeno and for exploring the surrounding area.