We stayed in Passignagno sul Trasimeno for a week, in a hotel at the edge of the lake and used this as our base to go out exploring. It is one of Italy’s largest lakes. There are 3 picturesque islands which can be reached by ferry and there are beaches around the lake. There was a wealth of bird life here too and on several occasions we watched a pair of grebes with 3 chicks as they swam close to the shore by our hotel.
and talking of eating ….. on the first evening we dined on the jetty which belongs to the hotel with its restaurant at the end. The hotel boasts that the restaurant had the best view of the lake but unfortunately, as you can see from this picture, the jetty itself was something of a blot on the landscape
with its pool next door
We did, however, find the Trattoria del pescatore on our second night and enjoyed our meal there so much that we ate our way through their menu for the rest of the week. Each night the owner advised us which wine should accompany the dishes we had chosen and they were all excellent. Value for money this was a real find and was so popular that they had to do two sittings most nights. I’m sure it was their meals which were responsible for the extra kilos “luggage” we were carrying around with us!
In nearby Tuoro, we visited the Field of the sun (Campo del Sole Tuoro), a group of 27 contemporary sandstone sculptures made by celebrated artists, which looks like a modern-day Stonehenge.