The main feature of the Trasimeno area is the lake itself, a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Its calm waters and enchanting islands are a haven for visitors who want to take a break the stress and confusion of modern life and explore this unspoilt corner of the world. Charming small towns are dotted around this extensive rural and natural area, while the nearby art cities, which can be reached within a short time, call out to be explored: Perugia, Città della Pieve, Cortona and Assisi retain all their ancient and mysterious charm.
Sports and outdoor activities are also popular attractions. As well as swimming, the lake offers opportunities for canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Visitors can practice these activities independently or enroll on courses. Recreational fishing is also popular. Back on dry land countless signposted paths meander through the hills and woods around the lake, ideal for trekking, horse riding, mountain biking or quad trips, either independently or in small groups, and tours are available on classic Vespa scooters or in traditional three-wheeled Piaggio Ape cars. Aircraft enthusiasts can enroll on flying courses (single day introductory courses are available).
There are countless annual musical and cultural events, including Trasimeno Blues, the Trasimeno Music Festival, Umbria Jazz in Perugia, and the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. Historical festivals are also popular, including the spectacular Palio dei Terzieri medieval festival in Città della Pieve, the historical boat race in Passignano, and the Calendimaggio Renaissance festival in Assisi. Last but by no means least, between spring and late autumn almost every village, town and city hosts its own annual traditional food or cultural festival.