This year was the 50th edition of the Festa del Tulipano in Castiglione del Lago. The event always takes place in April and attracts many people year after year.
This year’s theme was Walt Disney: Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, Dombo and The Little Mermaid were all adorned with tulip leaves. The floats are really well made and some even have moving parts.
I live in the centre of Castiglione del Lago which usually is a quiet little town, but during the tulip event Castiglione del Lago is really crowded with people. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of the most visited events in Castiglione during the year.
Outside the old town walls one can buy some really good street food. Bars, shops and restaurants are open from noon till dawn. A very well organized festival held in the historical centre of Castiglione del Lago, with live music, theatre and fun for everybody.
Restaurant tips in Castiglione del Lago
In Castiglione del Lago one find many nice restaurants and trattoria’s. I have tried so many of them! These are the two restaurants close to my house I’d really recommend:
Ristorante Pizzeria La Cantina
La Cantina is a restaurant in the centre of Castiglione del Lago. In Spring and Summer one can eat outside on the terrace with view over the Trasimeno Lake. The pizza’s, fish and dolci are delicious!
Ristorante La Cantina, Via Vittorio Emanuale 93 in Castiglione del Lago
Ristorante Osteria Le Scalette
Another good restaurant in Castiglione del Lago is Le Scalette. This is a family restaurant just outside the walls. The grandparents of the family prepare the best and fresh traditional Umbrian cuisine for their guests. You will be licking your fingers after you’ve finished your dinner here. Very good. I have written a blog post about this restaurant.
Holiday houses near to Castiglione del Lago
If you would like to visit this yearly event in April, and you’re looking for a place to stay, have a look at these wonderful locations:
Casa Paciano: It is at walking distance from Paciano. A beautiful holiday house with apartments, private terraces and shared pool with view over the Umbrian hills.
“The owners were always ready and willing to give some advice so we could make the most of our time in Umbria. Excellent location to combine relaxation with culture.”
Casa Valdichiana: Surrounded by sunflower fields, olive trees and vineyards. An idyllic holiday house with apartment and shared pool, new on our website. The views are breathtaking.
Trasimeno Bungalow: A private bungalow with swimming pool for max 4 persons. From this address you’re at walking distance from the Trasimeno Lake and 5 minutes drive from the road E45. A supermarket is almost literally at a stone’s throw.
“A lovely and well equipped house. We’ve spent a lot of hours at the swimming pool.”
Casa Lago Trasimeno: A modern private holiday home with pool sleeping 4 guests in Tuoro sul Trasimeno. From the balcony you have wonderful views over the lake.
“Again we had a wonderful stay in a fantastic holiday home”.