Lake Iseo is often overlooked among its bigger sisters, making it an undiscovered oasis. There are beaches to enjoy, ferries to other towns and the island called Monte Isola, and a lovely lakefront promenade. Water sports include sailing, fishing, canoeing wind surfing and water skiing, while up in the hills that encircle the lake you can enjoy cycling, climbing, and hiking. The forested hills offer cooling shade and panoramas that extend over the territory.

The countryside is dotted with grand villas and castles and filled with vineyards, as this is the zone for Franciacorta, a sparkling wine that rivals Champagne. There are interesting museums and art galleris, summer concerts and festivals, fireworks over the lake and a "taste train" that takes you on a railway journey of regional cuisine, accompanied by beautiful scenery.

Lake Iseo is a hidden gem, a place to enjoy an alpine waterfront experience while being close to Italy's northern cities like Bergamo and Brescia.

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