Whilst searching for photos for my last post I came across these taken when we took a motor-launch or ‘motoscafo’ out on lake Trasimeno.

It was an excellent fun day starting at Passignano where we picked up the launch.  Two or three hours in glorious sunshine interspersed with fleecy clouds saw us make a circuit of the lake, passing by the beautiful lake-side town of Castiglione del Lago and cruising past Isola Minore.

We tied up at the jetty on Isola Maggiore and went ashore for a delicious seafood lunch.  Strange to find good seafood in an island in the middle of a lake, but we sure did.  A great shady table, a chilled bottle of locally made d.o.c. Grechetto, a feast of seafood, and afterwards a stroll through the village for the obligatory gelato.  I understand there are only thirty permanent inhabitants of the island, including a very few actually born there, the village oozes history.

Bellaugello Gay B&B is less than one hour by car from  lake Trasimeno and we can organise the hire of a motor launch for you, and suggest a choice of good places to eat or even pack you a picnic… chic Italia!!

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