IT - Lake Iseo

Lake Iseo, or Sebino, is a lake in Lombardy.

To know.
Geographical notes:
Lake Iseo is located between the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia and its main inlet and outlet river is the Oglio river. The upper part of the lake and the western shore are characterized mostly by a small coastal stretch bordered by mountains, among which stands out Mount Guglielmo (1,957 m asl) between Zone and Marone and Mount Bronzone (1,334 m asl). Characteristic of the upper part of the lake, especially between Riva di Solto and Castro, are also the ravines, vertical slabs of rock overlooking the water.

When to go:
The tourist season runs from May to September.

According to some theories, the famous painter, artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci stayed between 1499 and 1500 on the shores of Lake Iseo. Some art critics also claim that part of the background of his most famous painting, La Gioconda, portrays the mountains surrounding the lake. To the left of Mona Lisa’s face one could in fact recognize the three crests of the Corna dei Trentapassi.

Territories and tourist destinations.
Urban centers:
Eastern shore (from south to north)
Paratico – Between Franciacorta and the lake, Paratico has a beautiful and long promenade by the lake that connects the hamlet of Tengattini to Sarnico.
Clusane – A fishing village known by the epithet of a baked tench, it has a fifteenth-century castle (Castello Carmagnola) from which you can have a splendid view of the lake.
Iseo – Town in the southern part of the lake, with a beautiful castle and a square with many buildings and historical monuments such as the first non-equestrian monument dedicated to the Hero of the two worlds, Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Pilzone – Small town from which the Via Valeriana starts.
Sulzano – a country that owes its importance mostly to the non-stop ferry service that connects it with Monte Isola, is also important for its waterfalls.
Sale Marasino – With its villas on the lake, it is often remembered for the pumpkin salt festival where the largest pumpkin is awarded and fruit-based menus are organized.
Marone – Important for the wool processing and for the extraction of the dolomite, the municipality is connected with Toline (Pisogne) by a cycle and pedestrian path that offers suggestive views of the lake.
Pisogne – Between mountain and lake, Pisogne is a country that has recently managed to encourage tourism thanks to the redevelopment of the lakefront, now almost entirely pedestrianized.
Western shore (from south to north)
Sarnico – Between lake and river, the town has always had a sustainable tourist vocation with many green areas and lakeside shores.
Predore – Important for the Roman baths, Predore also has a great importance from a speleological point of view: among the cliffs that overlook the town there is, in fact, the Bus del Coren cave where finds dating back to the Neolithic era were found.
Tavernola Bergamasca – important town for its splendid position in front of Monte Isola and Monte Guglielmo.
Riva di Solto – In the most “impervious” part of the lake there is the Bogn ravine: a small inlet with overhanging walls.
Castro – a country which has always been important for iron working and for the extraction of black marble from the mountain overlooking the town. The marble, still extracted today, was used for some columns of the Basilica of S. Marco in Venice.
Lovere – Among the most beautiful villages in Italy, it is often remembered for the works preserved inside the Tadini Academy.

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