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Lake Iseo and Monte Isola
Lake Iseo

Lake Iseo (also called Sebino) was formed at the bottom of a glacier of Val Camonica. At an altitude of 185 m. it has a surface area of 62 square km. and is characterized by an Alpine landscape. It possesses the biggest island of the Italian lakes, called Monte Isola. The mild climate of the lake shores permits the cultivation of olives, vineyards and orchards.

Iseo is one of the most popular lake-side resorts. There is the 13th century Parish church of Sant' Andrea which has a 14th century bell-tower.

Lovere also has various medieval constructions within its historical centre, while the lake-side offers a chance to relax between the waters and the green shores. The Church of Santa Maria di Valvendra, built in the late 15th century is worth seeing, and in the Gallery of the Accademia Tadini there is a fine collection of pictures, ceramics, Flemish tapestries and archeological finds.

Lake Endine

An excursion to the Lake of Endine and Spinone al Lago on its eastern shore is advised. Here there are the churches of San Pietro in Vincoli (11-12th century) and San Carlo, built for the Stuarts in 1618. On the other shore is the fascinating Monasterolo del Castello, a small medieval town with a magnificent 18th century parish church and, just outside the town, the eponymous castle which dates back to before the year 1000 AD.

 

Lake Idro

Lake Idro is one of the highest lakes in Lombardy (368 m). It is long and narrow (2 by 10 km) and is famous for trout fishing.

It is completely surrounded by mountains and its waters are of a beautiful deep blue. The lake's shape and the surrounding mountains make it seem a Norwegian fiord.

Anfo has a parish church (15-16th century) and a striking fortified castle built at various periods in various styles, from 15th century Venetian to 18th century French.
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Lake Iseo

APT Bergamo (Local Tourist Board)
V.le Vittorio Emanuele, 20
24121 Bergamo
Tel. 011 39 035 213185
Fax 011 39 035 230184
www.apt.bergamo.it

APT Brescia (Local Tourist Board)
Corso Zanardelli, 34
25100 Brescia
Tel. 011 39 030 43418
Fax 011 39 030 3756450
www.bresciaholiday.com

 

Lake Idro

APT Brescia (Local Tourist Board)
Corso Zanardelli, 34
25100 Brescia
Tel. 011 39 030 43418
Fax 011 39 030 3756450
www.bresciaholiday.com

 

Lake Endine

APT Bergamo (Local Tourist Board)
V.le Vittorio Emanuele, 20
24121 Bergamo
Tel. 011 39 035 213185
Fax 011 39 035 230184
www.apt.bergamo.it

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