Lake Iseo, a hidden gem.

I am just back from a short holiday at Lake Iseo in Italy. It is  smaller than Lake Garda or Lake Como and far less touristy. The scenery is stunning and the villages scattered around the lake shore feature some superb restaurants serving fish from the lake. Coupled with the fact than it is close to Franciacorta where they produce some of Italy’s finest sparkling white wine I reckoned that the area ticked a few boxes!

We stayed in Iseo the main town which was beautiful and full of quiet cobbled streets set out in a medieval pattern.

The main square features a statue of Garibaldi perched on a mossy rock. It is one of the few statues of him where he is not astride a horse.

05 Main square


Walking through the narrow streets we came to another square where there was still the old public wash-house.

13 Public washhouse

The Sant’ Andrea Parish Church features a large Romanesque belfry  dating from the 12th century and a Gothic Sarcophagus on the facade.

1211 Interior of Sant Andrea Church

1009 Sant Andrea Parish Church

On the lake side there are some attractive gardens and a wide promenade. Just the place to wander or to sit and enjoy a glass of wine.

02 Iseo

0403 Poppies

On our arrival we were met with gloomy skies but a thunderstorm overnight cleared the air and for the remainder of the holiday the weather was brilliant.

01 Goomy skies

Time to explore.

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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