“Iseo is not the most famous of the Italian lakes, but it could be the most charming”, says Annie Deakin in “The Telegraph”.
Relatively unknown to most people outside Italy, Lake Iseo is smaller than Lake Como or lake Garda but considerably quieter, more charming and…the cost of property and of the life itself is much more affordable here. With fewer tourists, amazing nature, small picturesque villages and towns, beautiful mountains on the north and famous vineyards Franciacorta on the south, with its festivals, medieval castles, and delicious food, it is a real jewel of northern Italy. Today the lake area is constantly becoming more and more prestigious thanks to world-renowned events such as Christo Floating Piers which has brought new investments here.
Its location is truly strategic: situated just north of the cities of Brescia and Bergamo, it takes only 1-1,5 hour to get to Milan. The lake area is well-connected to these cities by buses and trains. Ferries are constantly criss-crossing their way across the waters here, going to and from the various towns on the shores of the lake. There are 4 airports nearby: Orio al Serio (30-45min) with budget airlines such as Ryanair etc; Malpensa and Linate of Milan (1.20-1.45) and Valerio Catullo of Verona (1.40).
“Here you can still feel yourself in a “real Italy”… and not in a overcrowded “touristic Italy”.
The life on the lake Iseo offers your all the comfort together with peace, stillness, outstanding views on the lake surrounded by the mountains, high quality food (with local fresh fish olive oil and wine), italian traditions, lots of attractions, festivals and activities…and everything for a lower price.
It is an ideal place for those people who like sport. Here you can enjoy hiking, rock climbing, diving, cycling, swimming, canoeing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, golf, horse riding etc. (by the way, famous boats Riva are being made here, on the lake’s shore). The hills and mountains surrounding Lake Iseo offer a fantastic variety of hiking trails for people of all skill levels while on the shores of the lake you can find some tiny but truly amazing beaches with clear waters. As for the winter season, the area around Lake Iseo truly offers a few excellent resorts for snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing in the nearby mountains and ski resorts such as Monte Campione (30 min), Presolana (45 min) and famous Ponte di Legno (1 hour). Otherwise, one can just have some relax in the thermal baths of Boario Terme (25 min) or those of San Pellegrino and Bormio.