Discover Lake Trasimeno’s Isola Maggiore and Isola Polvese with the Busitalia boat service

Trasimeno Lake navigation service

Travel on Lake Trasimeno, between the islands and the main lake towns, with the Busitalia service.

What to see on Lake Trasimeno

Isola Maggiore is the main island on Lake Trasimeno and the only one inhabited all year round. Once you disembark, you can visit the town centre with its medieval architecture and most important monuments: the Church of San Salvatore that safeguards a painting by Sano di Pietro, the house of the Capitano del Popolo and the Gothic-style church dedicated to San Michele Arcangelo, with frescoes dating from the 12th to 14th centuries. Also worth a visit are the Lace Museum and the places where Saint Francis of Assisi lived, in particular the Chapel that preserves the bed on which he slept.

Isola Polvese, the largest island, is most famous for being part of the Lake Trasimeno Fauna Oasis. This location offers more than just walks and breathtaking landscapes. A short stroll from the port is the 15th-century Rocca, whose perimeter walls surround the courtyard used as a theatre for open-air performances. Following the path to the left of the castle, you will reach the Aquatic Plants Garden, designed in the 1950s by one of Italy’s leading landscape architects, Pietro Porcinai, and home to a wide variety of both aquatic and Mediterranean plants. The walk concludes at the island’s beach, equipped with a playground and volleyball courts, ideal for young and old.

Journeys and timetables



Passignano sul Trasimeno - Maggiore Island € 4,80+1,50* € 7,30+1,50*
Passignano sul Trasimeno - Polvese Island € 5,40 (via San Feliciano) € 10,00 (via San Feliciano)
Tuoro Navaccia - Maggiore Island € 4,20+1,50* € 6,00+1,50*
Castiglione del Lago - Maggiore Island € 4,80+1,50* € 8,10+1,50*
San Feliciano - Polvese Island € 4,20 € 6,00
Castiglione del Lago - Polvese Island € 5,40 € 10,00
Disembarkation tax on tickets to Isola Maggiore, requested by the Municipality of Tuoro sul Trasimeno (Legislative Decree 23/2011 and subsequent amendments and Legislative Decree 9/2020), not subject to discounts and also applied to any free tickets, from the 1st March 2022.

Ticket offices - Opening times from 25 September 2023

Passignano sul Trasimeno Weekdays 13:00 - 19:00
Holidays 8:30 - 19:00


Bicycle transport is possible on certain routes of the navigation service, daily except on Sundays and public holidays, only where the type of motor vessel in service, the traffic and weather conditions permit.

The transport of bicycles on the Trasimeno Navigation Service requires the payment of a non-transferable daily surcharge for each bike, valid on all lines offering the bicycle transport service.


Medium and large dogs (over 35 centimetres at withers) are allowed on board, provided they are muzzled and leashed, and that the necessary daily surcharge is paid. Smaller canine passengers can travel in a carrier or sit on laps.

To check the size of your dog, a special measuring tool is available at the ticket offices.


Umbria.GO is the integrated ticket offering unlimited travel throughout the Region.

With a single ticket, you can travel throughout Umbria without restrictions on the routes, taking urban and extra-urban buses, the Minimetrò in Perugia, boats on Lake Trasimeno, regional trains and even the Orvieto funicular.