Lake Trasimeno is a partner of the Living Lakes project, an international network of lakes founded in 1998 whose aim is to protect lakes and wetlands all over the world. It is part of a larger initiative started by theGlobal Nature Fund, headquartered on Lake Constance in Germany, to encourage the protection of nature and the environment, as well as the wellness of the animal life.
In recognition of the hard work done by the companies involved to respect the standards that guarantee environmentally friendly management and services a Quality Seal has been awarded that is part of a wider project entitled Manifesto Ambientale, or Environmental Manifesto, to let residents and visitors alike know of their worthwhile efforts.
Life Blue Lakes
The main objective of Life Blue Lakes, a project funded by the European Commission's Life programme, slated to end this year, is to reduce the presence of microplastics in Italian and German lakes through an integrated approach that combines governance, training, information and awareness activities. One of the tools for the implementation of the project is the Lake Charter. The countries involved are Italy and Germany and 6 pilot areas: Lake Constance and Lake Chiemsee for Germany, Lake Trasimeno, Lake Piediluco, Lake Garda and Lake Bracciano representing Italy.
The Lake Trasimeno area was one of the pilot zones chosen to experiment the results of a project which ended in 2021, and whose goal it was to institute a diversified network that included consumers, institutions and local companies to empower the rural economies surrounding the lake to create a sustainable and circular economy.
I Borghi più belli d’Italia
This initiative came about to raise awareness of one of the Italy’s greatest historical, cultural and environmental legacies: Italy’s many charming small towns and villages. Around Lake Trasimeno, Castiglione del Lago, Paciano, Panicale and Passignano sul Trasimeno have earned this prestigious denomination. And Corciano, not far away, has also earned recognition.
A system that efficiently monitors the safeguarding of environmental quality The ARPA is the Regional Environmental Protection Agency which samples and analyses the quality of the air, water and ground soil to verify conformity to national and European norms. In 2017, ARPA set up the Centre for Climate Change and Biodiversity in Lake and Wetland Areas on Isola Polvese. Its aim is to study the effect of global warming on plant and animal life at Lake Trasimeno.
La Bandiera Arancione del Touring Club Italiano
The Orange Flag is the Quality Seal of the Touring Club Italiano. In the Trasimeno area, dotted with charming towns and villages, Città della Pieve and Panicale have been awarded the Seal. https://www.bandierearancioni.it/