Lake Iseo is the least known of Italy's northern lakes. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps it offers visitors a little bit of everything, from climbing and sailing to culture and history with no shortage of great food, wine and tranquillity.
Lake Iseo and the surrounding mountains have something for everyone. Activities include sailing, climbing, cycling, wakeboarding and much more.
The unofficial top guide of Iseo can show you places and tell you stories that no book (or website) will ever be able to - all without ever asking for a cent!
The famous sparkling white wine, Franciacorta, takes its name from the area. Along with Cava and Champagne it is Europe's third Classic Method DOCG classified wine.
There is no shortage of charming places to stay. From luxurious hotels that sit on the lake shores to intimate "agri-turismos" or farm hotels, the area has a place for everyone.
Lombardy's unique cuisine is varied and includes game, lake fish and speciality cured meats. The area's restaurants offer something for all tastes.
Iseo and its sister town Sarnico have some excellent bars. For those looking for nightlife there are a number of spots in Brescia and Bergamo that are well worth visiting.
Lake Iseo is within easy reach of a number of airports. Milan Bergamo is only 40min away. The main A4 motorway that joins Milan and Venice is only 20min away.
Bergamo and Verona are less than an hour away as are some of the best ski resorts in the Italian Alps. The Iseo area has a rich history and many places to visit.
There is both a summer and winter high season although Lake Iseo never feels overcrowded. There is much to do the whole year round. Each month has its highlights.
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