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Chocolate Experience: tasting and visit

Ellegi is synonymous with craftsmanship since 1982. Special products that stand out for the high quality of raw materials, for the processing still carried out by hand in some steps and for the link with the Umbrian territory and the tradition of chocolate.

The pralines… A dark chocolate shell that contains a soft filling with an intense flavor.
The dragées… A classic of the European tradition: a greedy heart with the most varied ingredients covered with dark, milk and white chocolate.
The spreadable creams, soft and with an intense taste, suitable for palates of all ages.
…and then bars, sticks, ingots, liqueurs, cut chocolate… All this and much more, to be tasted immediately at the Ellegi Laboratory!

You can choose between:
– Visit and tasting of chocolate with olive oil and honey
– Visit and tasting of chocolate with wine and liqueurs

History, nature and culture on the Polvese Island

Guided tour to discover the territory of Polvese Island
between history, nature and culture for visitors, families and groups.

An itinerary to appreciate the history and nature of the island by visiting the Medieval Castle, built to defend the ancient village, the small Church of San Giuliano with frescoes from the 15th century Umbrian school, the Holm Oak Wood of San Leonardo with its imposing trees.
By visiting the island at different times of the year it will be possible to enjoy the area when seasonal changes are accompanied by rhythms, colors, echoes and resonances of water, earth, air and fire.

Castle, Church of San Giuliano, Holm Oak Wood of San Leonardo, remains of the Church of Santa Maria della Cerqua.
Departure from the Visitor Center of Isola Polvese.

Duration: 1 h

Full: € 5
Reduced (6-14 years and disabled people) € 3
Free for children up to 6 years

Booking required:
Whatsapp message to +39 3478489578

Lights on the Trasimeno – Christmas in Castiglione

At Trasimeno a dream is rekindled… it is the largest Christmas tree in the world built on water!
2559 bulbs for 7 km of cables. A unique, all-natural show in the open air for an unforgettable Christmas.

The ticket includes:

  • Entrance to the Belvedere Path: a walk that runs along the walls and that offers a breathtaking view of Lake Trasimeno.
  • Visit to the monumental crib, enlarged and renovated.
  • Observation point of the Christmas tree drawn on the water.
  • Live shows at the Rocca for all 37 days.

Dates and opening times:
from 4th December to 9th January every day
from 17.00 to 22.30
Please note: access is limited by time slots in compliance with anti-covid regulations.


La cerreta farm: food tasting, guided tour, art and more

The farm offers many activities to suit all guest – young and old.

The guided tour of the farm will let everyone discover the beauty of the countryside including the visit to the stable of over 340 cows, the explanation of how to tend the fields and the visit to the contemporary art park.

The ones interested in food and wine tourism will be offered a tasting of local produces including extra virgin olive oil produced in-house from over 4,000 plants.

As Educational farm, you will enjoy a unique experience unveiling farm secrets.

Visit to the snail farm

Workshops with and on snails, activities for children and adults of various kinds: courses, theme nights, tastings and more, outdoors and for all ages.

The main theme is always nature in a broad sense and snails in the specific.

It always starts from a visit to the enclosures with an explanation of what is done in our farm, and then continues with the planned event or, in the case of groups
of children, with the planned workshops or chosen by the guests from a pre-arranged list.

Trasimeno Slow Experience – Nature Experience

We are a team of local professionals striving to involve visitors into our daily lives, activities and research, unlocking the soul of this unique territory by quietly walking through the woods, hills and meadows, sailing across the lake’s waters to discover its many secrets and allures.

Come with us and fully experience Lake Trasimeno’s wonders!

Our project Trasimeno Slow Experience guides visitors to the heart of Lake Trasimeno, its history, natural beauties and traditions, far from the beaten track and the touristy crowds, accompanied by locals and experts who know and love the area deeply.

Our programs and activities are also conceived for those who visit the area often but wish to have a unique experience, for a day or a few hours, on a boat – to rediscover and fully enjoy the watery scenes of the lake and its islands -, on horseback or in a carriage for special itineraries into the tiny medieval villages, with a slow-pace walk accompanied by local donkeys or simply hiking through the woods and hills surrounding the lake.

The ultimate experience to fully live and peacefully experience our gorgeous Lake Trasimeno!

Children in the orchard

The children will create an orchard in a box to bring back home and take care of and then eat the good fruits that will be grown.

You may choose how long the activity shall last: 2 hours, a half-day, halfday with lunch.

It is possible to reserve your own lunch-box containing produces of the farm products and of other local farms for a picnic alongside the Zafferaneto (the saffron field) or the ancient grains field.

Saffron harvesting

Harvest saffron flowers with Isa at Terre di Corciano farm.

You may choose how long the activity shall last: 2 hours, a half-day, halfday with lunch and fullday.
The activity is held at harvesting season: from the last week of October until mid-November, from dawn till sunset.

It is possible to reserve your own breakfast-box containing produces of the farm products and of other local farms for a picnic alongside the Zafferaneto (saffron field) or the ancient grains field.

Life on the Farm

We aim to raise awareness of children’s eating habits and life of animals on a real farm.

With a first approach between visitors and animals, we stimulate the use of the senses: touch, smell, hearing, sight and taste with a snack based on seasonal farm products at km 0

The activity includes:

  • Guided tour of the farm as per program
  • Snack
  • Water

Mamma leggHi!

A special place where you can smell a good book, where you can read stories at any time, where you do not rush but breathe the scent of tea and illustrated pages, sitting or moving, together or alone… a space out of the too fast pace of everyday life. All this and much more is Libri Parlanti (‘Books Talking’), a library for children and youngs, a unique and original reality in Castiglione del Lago. Inside there are over 4,000 titles dedicated mainly to the 0-14 age group.

The experience “Mamma leggHi!” includes:

  • Reading aloud for children and, following, a small graphic activity.

All this for free, every Saturday morning!
Children, come to fantasize with us!