Lake Iseo offers a variety of things to do to keep any visitor occupied. Discover Iseo Town which is of medieval origin, weave your way through the back streets to lovely open-air squares and a lakefront lined with stylish cafes and bars. Concerts and exhibitions are organised throughout the summer. The jewel of the Lake is the Monte Isola, largest land island in Europe. Home to 11 communities, is traffic-free and easily reached by boat from the lakeside towns of Iseo and Sulzano - the perfect spot for a peaceful stroll and walks. Cruise the lake on the ferries or catch the train to see the other main towns : Sarnico, Pisogne and Lovere.. For the active, the area is excellent for walking at all different levels. The Lake Iseo railway from Brescia is a comfortable way to explore this lovely lake and its surrounding areas up into the Camonica Valley. There is also gentle walking around the Torbiere del Sebino adjacent to Iseo Town. It's a lakeside wetland nature reserve, and sure to be the highlight of Lake Iseo holidays for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Other things to do in and around Lake Iseo
- Visit a vineyard and taste the Franciacorta DOCG wine
- Lunch or a walk on the Island of Monte Isola
- Visit the lakeside towns (boat / train)
- Stroll along the lakefront of Sarnico
- Visit the Tadini Gallery in Lovere
- Visit Medieval Bergamo
- See the frescoes of Romanino in Pisogne
- Visit the gardens of the Villa Quistini
- Shop in Iseo's beautiful historical centre
- Visit ancient Brescia by train
- Breno Castle and squares
- Bienno medieval mountain / water village
- Rock Engravings in Capo di Ponte
- Edolo mountain village
Visit Bergamo - one of the oldest towns in Italy which is steeped in beauty and history. Visit Bergamo Alta, an unspoilt example of a medieval village within Venetian walls. Pass through charming churches, palaces and squares, enjoy the cobbled lanes full of arts and crafts shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.
Inghams Guided Wanderwalks
The area around Lake Iseo offers excellent, varied walking itineraries for all levels. You can use boat, train and bus services to increase your choice of walk. Here are a few walks we have put together:
Monte Isola Tour
| Easy | 3 hrs (approx) |
Take the boat overto Peschiera Maraglio, the perfect start point for the walk. This
scenic walk follows the coast road clockwise to the village of Sensole. The walk hugs the coast, but if you are happy to climb a little you’ll be rewarded with superb lake views.
Torbiere Nature Reserve
| Easy | 2-3 hrs (approx) | This flat
tranquil walk is ideal to explore this amazing and protected Nature
Reserve. Taking the route from the church over the central bridges
and back to do a complete circular tour of Iseo.