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I stayed in Passignano . Nothing special about that town but perfect to go to Isola Maggiore Island where I discovered that Turin based Irish Women was hired to teach lacework to the women on the Island in the early 1900's .today the tradition continues...More
We spent much of our day on the beach by the side of Lake Trasimeno and saw the boat trips leave every half hour or so for the island. We thought we would complete our day and have a cooling boat trip across the water....More
Isola Maggiore is the only inhabited island on Lake Trasimeno.
It's known for its beauty and its Irish lace production. The old women of the island sit in the Main Street and work. It's all a time warp to a lost past.
Isola Maggiore is...More
We took the ferry over, which was a fun 30ish minute ride. The town itself is cute. As it was a hot day, we opted not to do the hike to the monastery, but instead went to the "beach". Beach is a loose term, as...More
We took the ferry over from Tuoro for a wander around one morning. €6 return for a 10 min trip each way. Lovely small island with beautiful architecture. Nice to see something different and the views from the lake are stunning.
There are 2 restaurants...More
Cliche though it may be, when you step off the little ferry and onto this island, you really do feel like you've travelled back in time. Once a thriving fishing community, now only a handful of people still live here. Most of the buildings date...More