Umbria Blog | Wakeboard at Lake Trasimeno

Since a few years there is a wakeboard park at Lake Trasimeno.  During this time of the year that we are busy with our summer season, it also is the time that family and friends spend their holiday with us.  By now their children are young teenagers and we thought to try this wakeboard park with them. That wasn’t a bad idea: now that I am writing this we went once and are going again tomorrow.

The wake park (maybe park is a little bit exaggerated, but that’s what they call it) is easy to find along the road between Borghetto and Castiglione del Lago. Coming from the highway, you take the exit for Castiglione del Lago and will find the location within a kilometre, on the left hand side of the road with a large parking lot in front. There is a a restaurant here, so it is easy to recognize. Behind the restaurant is a small inner lake where you can practice wakeboarding.

It is suitable for children from 8 years onwards (Baby Wake), but personally I think that children a little bit older will enjoy this most. One does need some force and muscle to stand up on the water. A lifejacket and helmet is supplied to everybody and you’ll be pulled over the water via a cable. Raising yourself out of the water is not easy and making loops is something for experienced wakeboarders only. You may have an advantage if you are a snowboarder. We mainly plunged into the water. 😉

All in all it was a fun hour, if you are a group it’ll take more time. The first time you’ll pay €25 for an introduction and obligatory subscription, after that it is €12 each time. On the website are the opening hours, but it is better to call and agree a time first. Otherwise you risk that there is nobody present or a group practicing making you wait quite a while. Payment is in cash,  I didn’t spot a bank machine anywhere.

The restaurant has good pizza’s and other food. Plates are abundant. If you go wakeboarding late afternoon, you may want to stay here for dinner. The restaurant is called: La Sosta del Priore and opens in the evening from 7 pm. The address is: Strada Statale 75bis, 06061 Castiglione del Lago (PG). I didn’t find a website, but they are on Tripadvisor.

 

Umbria Blog | Fish restaurant Mugnanese

Mugnanesi is a very small hamlet set in the municipality of Castiglione del Lago. There are maybe 10 houses and one church. There is no bar, but one restaurant: Osteria di Mugnanese. Osteria di Mugnanese is only open when you’ve made a reservation in the weekend, otherwise you’ll find the restaurant closed.

Osteria Mugnanese

In this osteria one eats the traditional Trasimeno cuisine. They prepare local fish dishes with fish from the Trasimeno Lake. Despite it’s location closer to the Lakes of Montepulciano and Chiusi, they always get their fish from the Trasimeno Lake.

“Osteria di Mugnanese Pesce di Lago Brustico e Tegamaccio”.

Pesce di Lago Brustico means roasted fish. Brustico derives from the verb abbrusticare and means to roast. Pesce di Lago Brustico is a traditional fish dish from the Etruscan civilization.

The south of Tuscany, Chiusi, Montepulciano but also Orvieto, Perugia are typical Etruscan sites. In Chiusi for example is the “Museo Nazionale Etrusco e Tombe”, and Orvieto has a labyrinth of many caves and tunnels all created by Etruscan people. But this being said…

The tegamaccio is a traditional fish soup with eel, pike and tench. I wouldn’t know the recipe of this fish soup really, but you eat it with toasted bread, tomato sauce and fish from the lake.

Osteria Mugnanese Osteria Mugnanese

One can eat inside and outside on the terrace. The owner and waitress are very friendly. The entrance is a bit hidden, but from the outside it looks cosy and welcome. Mugnanesi itself is not worth a visit, but I can recommend the detour to everybody who loves eating fish from the Trasimeno Lake.

Osteria Mugnanese

Address:

Osteria di Mugnanese
Località di Mugnanesi, 11
06061 Mugnanesi
Castiglione del Lago (PG)
Telnr: +393473307452