Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy is situated mid-way between Florence and Rome and borders onto Tuscany. It is easily reached from airports at Pisa, Rome, Perugia and Venice. There is also a very good autostrada system.
The area I live in, Trasimeno, is on the borders of Umbria and Tuscany with all the charm and beauty of Tuscany without the commercialism and crowds! For the Lake Trasimeno area the nearest airport is Perugia with good flights by Ryanaire. From here it is just a forty minute transfer to the lakeside towns.
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From airports at Rome or Pisa it will take you just over two hours driving to reach us but remember the toll charges in Italy do make driving on the motorways expensive so unless you particularly want to visit these cities it is much easier and cheaper to fly into Perugia and pick up your hire car from there.,
The area is also well served by a rail network. It is also convenient to fly to Rome and transfer by a quick rail link.
Railway Milan-Florence-Rome line: there are stations at Castiglione del Lago, Chiusi-Chianciano Terme and Terontola. Connections by car to the surrounding villages.
Railway Ancona-Foligno-Florence: there are stations at Magione, Passignano sul Trasimeno and Tuoro sul Trasimeno. Connections by car to the surrounding villages.
Info: www.ferroviedellostato.it – www.trenitalia.it
It is also very easy to get here by car. The Highway “del Sole” (A1) runs directly through the centre of Italy from Florence to Rome. Exit at Valdichiana if driving from the North. Exit at Fabro and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme if driving from the South.
(The Autostrada A1, is an Italian motorway that connects Milan with Naples via Bologna, Florence, and Rome. At 754 km, it is the longest Italian autostrada and is considered the spinal cord of the country’s road network. )
Also there is a four lane motorway (E45): exit Perugia, direction Lago Trasimeno.
It is also good to fly to Venice where you can pick up a hire car, park it at Mestre from where you can hop on a train and enjoy an evening or day in Venice before driving down to Trasimeno. Budget accommodation is available is Mestre making it an ideal way to see Venice.