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“A beautiful lake”
Review of Lago d'Iseo

Lago d'Iseo
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Iseo
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

A lovely lake not a visited as much as Maggiore, Lugano, Como and Garda. Most visitors were Italian families. Great ferry boat trips up and across the lake, especially to Monte Isola.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

this is probably the most beautiful place to visit on lake Iseo. Mainly because, instead of what happens in the mainland, there are no cars and trucks to disturb the peace of this magical place. The island is about 15 minutes of ferry boat from Tavernola Bergamasca. The regular service from Tavernola Bergamasca (beware if you stop the car in Tavernola as it is not allowed for more than 2 hours) usually makes its first stop in Sensole, a little fisherman's village with some good trattoria where to taste the local "tinca", a lake fish usually sundried. A nice path links Sensole with Peschiera Maraglio. This little street is very nice, with oleanders and olive trees and some other rare subtropical trees like bananas and palms that, in this side of the islands, grow without any problem. Peschiera Maraglio is the main village. You will find restaurants, bars, shops etc. here. The village is famous for the productions of fish nets. In Peschiera Maraglio is also possible to rent bycicles. I recommend to take the local bus from here that goes up till Cure, a small and panoramic village with stone homes. From here is possible to reach, through a beautiful path, the highest point of the island, the Monastery of Madonna della Ceriola. I recommend it because, despite the 20 minutes walk (absolutely not hard to do) you can enjoy a stunning panorama from the top and visit the grotto under the church.
On the way down, another nice place to visit is the tower of "Rocca Martinengo", reacheabale from the beautiful village of Martinengo. Without having to return to Peschiera Maraglio, is possible to take the ferry back in Siviano. Otherwise, from Cure, is possible to take the bus to Peschiera and from here the ferry to Tavernola (there ferry boat service from Peschiera to Tavernola goes very close to the private island of "Loreto").

25  Thank italy31
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The lakeside location of Iseo provides exellnet views across the lake to the surrounding mountains. Travel around the lake is by regular boat service and you can have a relaxing day just by enjoying the boat trip around the various lakeside villages.
An ideal location for relaxing and unwinding.

3  Thank Derek B
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Very beautiful quaint town/lake. Quiet and tranquil in contrast to the other big 3. If one were near Bergamo or Lake Garda, I would suggest a visit, but to go to Iseo if you were at Como, I would say stay at Como.

3  Thank DaLondra
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We had heard about some friends who visit the place regularly so we decided to give this a go for our summer holidays this year and we were not disappointed. The place is absolutely stunning and definitely worth a visit, it's definitely one of Italy's best kept secrets for us Brits, although there are some Dutch and German tourists. One of the things I'd recommend while there is to take a drive around the lake (It only takes about 1 hour) and to take a ferry cruise from Sarnico to Mont'Isola, it is a great experience!

3  Thank arwen6
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