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Favourite Bars and small restaurants.

This is obviously down to personal choice but, if you are like me and appreciate the following then you may also enjoy the bars listed here. (Keep checking for new additions. Lots more to come in Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Isola Maggiore. )

  • Don’t like being ripped off
  • Want to sit down without being charged double
  • Enjoy a smile and being made to feel welcome
  • Being accepted as a ‘regular’ after just a couple of visits
  • Being surrounded by locals and not tourists
  • A place to stay put and work without feeling pressured into buying numerous re-fills.
  • A good location

Lounge Bar Gemini.


A spacious, modern bar. Open early to late. Outdoor seating. Very popular with locals especially for breakfast on a Saturday and Sunday.








Lounge Bar Gemini

Castiglione del Lago: Bar Il Castello

A really lovely bar whatever the weather. Inside is refined and comfortable with very tasteful decorations plus air conditioning. The spacious and well kept garden is shaded by olive trees and beautifully lit in the evenings with a good view of the lake . Live music.

Service is friendly and efficient. Nabil always greets you with a smile and makes you feel welcome. The food is excellent and beautifully served and there is a good selection of all day snacks including sandwiches, kebabs and Delicious Moroccan pastries.

Closed on Mondays.

Bar del Castello, di Nabil Amadiaze – Viale Belvedere 1 Castiglione del Lago Tel 075 9653559

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Passignano sul Trasimeno: Bar Il Porto

BAR IL PORTO and Pizzeria. Passignano


1, Via Lungolago Lello Giappesi – 06065 Passignano Sul Trasimeno (PG)

tel: 075 827218

I love this bar!

It has everything … an incredible lakeside position by the beach, sailing club and marina with a spacious, well shaded patio. They serve irresistible artisan ice-cream, a good selection of tasty snacks and cakes and great coffee. The service is wonderful. Friendly, helpful and efficient. There is also a very convenient and shaded parking directly outside the bar.,

Free WiFi

For more information please refer to my blogs on the individual bars.


Bar la Piazzetta. San Feliciano

Bar. Pizzeria. Gelateria. Rosticceria.

If you are looking for a quiet drink or meal then Bar la Piazzetta is perfect! Just a few minutes away from the lakeside and with easy parking. I particularly like it because they have pride in everything they do from the delicious food down to serving perfect coffee. All very reasonably priced.

The tables in the pretty outside dining area are beautifully set and, most important of all …… everything is done with a smile!

Citta della Pieve. Caffe Matucci
My favourite bar in Citta della Pieve.

Located in the piazza encircled by majestic buildings and shaded by trees, it has a secluded and quiet outside terrace and very tasteful interior with ample seating.

Bar. Gelateria. Stazzacheria. Via Vittorio Veneto. Città della Pieve. Closed on Mondays.

The bar is very popular with the locals and the service is friendly and efficient. English is spoken. The delicious ice cream is home produced and there is a good choice of sweet and savoury snacks, pastries and sandwiches. Everything is tastefully served.

They serve my favourite Americano coffee in the perfect manner. A great strong espresso with a jug of boiling water and a glass of cold water. Everything is very moderately priced.


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