Many cultural and folk events are held during the summer in the Trasimeno area: Umbria Jazz, the first jazz festival in Europe, held in Perugia in July, Trasimeno Blues, a succession of exhilarating blues concerts in the most charming towns around the lake.

And in our lovely Passignano: The Palio of the boats, a very spectacular and one-of-a-kind race, included in the top four events in Umbria and followed by the beautiful white night in August.

The Festival of young performers and the Barbarian festival taking place in the nearby village of Castel Rigone are also worth visiting.

Umbria Jazz

From 10th till 19th July www.umbriajazz.commore details

Palio delle Barche

From 18th till 26th July 2015 www.paliodellebarche.it

Palio of the Boats recall the last act of hostilities between Baglioni and Oddi families: in 1495 there was a bloody battle in Passignano, in wich a small army of the Oddi family had to runaway, loading boats on...more details

Trasimeno Blues

The joyful and engaging atmosphere of Blues music envelops the Trasimeno in one of the most important festivals of its kind in Italy. The Blues caravan, in an idyllic journey from Mississippi to Mali, lands in the charming villages...more details