Hotel Iseolago is the ultimate tranquil retreat. It’s surrounded by beautiful gardens and only one kilometre from Lake Iseo. You can reach the lake by a private pathway that leads straight there from the hotel’s ground. The hotel’s been renovated in recent years and is known for its relaxed and informal atmosphere. Expect a classic interior with flecks of gold and marble throughout the sprawling hallways and comfy rooms.
There’s three pools to choose from here including a little one for children. You also get free entry into the nearby Sassabanek Lido (open mid May to mid September). It's got three pools, a private beach and watersports as well as a bar and restaurant. When you’re ready to indulge, the hotel's modern spa has lots of treatments on the menu (treatments are payable locally but entry to the spa is free).
We absolutely love the wonderful a la carte restaurant here. It's got a refined menu with local dishes including fish caught from the lake that can be enjoyed with a chilled glass of local franciacorta. When you’re full, head to the bar for a night cap.
When it comes to exploring the area, the stunning Torbiere Nature Reserve is just 200 metres away and has over 300 hectares of natural clay ponds, red beds, wild flower fields and vast wildlife to discover. The town of Iseo is around a 15-minute walk away and is rich with character - browse the boutique shops or stop in a local restaurant. There's and some fantastic walks from here too, including the local Via Valeriana - one of the oldest and most picturesque walks in the region. The hotel shuttle runs regularly to the centre of Iseo if you don't fancy the walk back (payable locally).
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins by coach from Verona airport.