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Lake Iseo, a Pleasing Discovery

by Giulia Minero
A view of Iseo Lake, photo credits © Andrew Mayovskyy / Shutterstock.com

Just a little more than an hour drive from Milan, Lake Iseo combines beautiful landscapes, energizing activities and, last but not least, fine dining. The ideal solution for an out-of-town journey! Check our short list of the best things to do.

A map of these venues follows

Due to its physical appearance, Lake Iseo is affectionately referred to by the locals as ‘Little Capri’. Like the Island in Campania, it has steep rock faces that plunge into the lake. The small streets skirting the lake offer magnificent views of the surrounding scenery and the beaches carved out in the coves lying below it.

Enjoy walking

If you’re feeling energetic, enjoy a lakeside walk stopping time by time at a different village or take a break at one of the local pebbled beaches. Or even, walk up to one of the area’s small local churches, for example, the Church of San Lorenzo in Castro to admire a wonderful panorama.

The Church of San Lorenzo, in Castro
The Church of San Lorenzo, in Castro

Address: City of Castro

www.visitlakeiseo.info

Taste the local flavours

If all this walking has made you hungry, you can enjoy a romantic dinner at the I Due Roccoli restaurant in Iseo. The restaurant serves mouth-watering traditional cuisine on its stone patio, adorned with old-world furniture. End your day’s outing and meal on a high note with a glass of ‘bubbly’ from the nearby Franciacorta region.

Gourmet dining at I Due Roccoli
Gourmet dining at I Due Roccoli

Address: via Silvio Bonomelli, 79 – city of Iseo

T: +39 030 9822977

www.idueroccoli.com

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