In the green heart of Umbria, is Italy’s fourth largest lake, Lago di Trasimeno. A natural paradise, the lake is bordered by wild hills of wooded forests, interspersed with ancient olive groves, vineyards and bountiful sunflower fields. It’s the perfect location for hiking, cycling, horse-riding, kite-surfing, water skiing and windsurfing. Fancy a spot of fishing? There’s no end of pike, carp and perch in the lake. It’s no surprise the Festival of Fish is held here every September. Several medieval towns surround the lake including Castiglione del Lago with its Etruscan tombs, Palazzo and a lovely square with restaurants and little shops, and Citta della Pieve with the narrowest alley in all of Italy. But, no visit to Lake Trasimeno is complete without a boat visit to Maggiore Island. This fantastic fishing village dates back to the 15th century, is home to some fabulous churches and produces the world-famous Maggiore lace.