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Isola Polvese

Isola Polvese, Province of Perugia, Italy

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About Isola Polvese

The Polvese island is the largest of the three existing in Lake Trasimeno, in Umbria. Used as a scientific-educational park, it is owned by the province of Perugia.  Mainly based on fishing in the past centuries, now the island lives above all on environmental tourism. In fact, the presence of a small beach and areas equipped for outdoor snacks, as well as a restaurant, attract a large number of tourists during the summer.



Attractions near Isola Polvese

Lago Trasimeno3.88km from Isola Polvese

The Trasimeno Lake is a tectonic lake in the province of Perugia, in the region Umbria, it has an area of 128 km², the largest lake of ' central Italy, fourth among Italian lakes after the Lake Como; this extension is flanked by a scarce depth, which makes it classified as a laminar lake.  The hills around the lake are the area of ​​production of the wine called Colli del Trasimeno.

Rocca del Leone6.87km from Isola Polvese

The Rocca del Leone, or medieval fortress, is an interesting irregular pentagonal structure, dominated by a triangular tower 39 meters high; at the corners, four towers fortify the crenelated walls. The fort is located in Castiglione del Lago, in Umbria, on the shores of Lake Trasimeno.  The real fortress is constituted by the extreme appendage of the bulwark that encloses the small peninsula on the Trasimeno. The male exercised careful surveillance activities on the lake and the neighboring lan

Palazzo della Corgna7.02km from Isola Polvese

The Palazzo della Corgna, also known as the ducal palace, is located near the Rocca del Leone and was the main residence of the della Corgna family who ruled the marquisate of Castiglione del Lago from 1563 to 1647, then duchy from 1617. Conceived as a small "palace", it was separated from the town and surrounded by a flourishing garden, celebrated by the court poet Cesare Caporali and by the political adviser Scipione Tolomei.

Isola Maggiore7.6km from Isola Polvese

L ' Isola Maggiore is one of three natural islands of the Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. Administratively, it is a fraction of the municipality of Tuoro Sul Trasimeno in the province of Perugia. It has 15 inhabitants and has an area of ​​24 hectares, enclosed in a perimeter of 2 km. The coast of the island is located at 258 m  asl, while the summit reaches the level of 309 m.

San Pietro11.32km from Isola Polvese

The Church of San Pietro was founded in the 10th century on the Monte Calvario. It functioned as the cathedral of Perugia in the 6th century, prior to the status of the cathedral being given to Santo Stefano in Castellare around 936 and then finally to San Lorenzo, the actual cathedral.  The presence of many and valuable works makes the basilica of San Pietro the richest and most important collection of works of art in Perugia after the National Gallery of Umbria.

Lago di Chiusi15.62km from Isola Polvese

The Lake Chiusi is a lake basin located in the Val di Chiana near Siena, a few kilometers north-east of the town from which it takes its name, not far from Lake Montepulciano with respect to which it is located a few kilometers to the south-east, to which it is hydraulically connected by a connecting channel inside which, near Passo alla Querce and Poggio Falcone, there is a mechanized guillotine dam. It is the second-largest lake in Tuscany , after the lake of Massaciuccoli.

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The region of Umbria is in central Italy and is an attractive destination for a low-key, pleasant holiday.  It is one of the few Italian regions to have no coastline, and its countryside is green and fertile, much of it wooded and hilly. Umbria is often described as a walkers' paradise.