Lake Iseo is the fourth largest lake in Northern Italy. It is quieter and less developed than neighbouring Garda and has a perimeter of about 60 km. The lakeside towns are linked by a public boat service. The main town of Iseo is on the south shore, its medieval origins evident in the street patterns, arcaded shopping areas and peaceful squares. Lake Iseo’s most striking feature is Monte Isola island, the largest inhabited lake island in Europe. This is home to 11 small communities, traffic-free and easily reached by boat from the lakeside towns of Iseo and Sulzano – the perfect spot for a peaceful stroll. There is gentle walking too around the Torbiere del Sebino adjacent to Iseo Town. It’s a lakeside wetland nature reserve, a mecca for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The Franciacorta area to the South has a more rolling landscape and is famous for its sparkling wines. Your hotels in Lake Iseo give you a great choice of accommodation.
Things to do in resort
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.
You can also attend the Verona Opera from Lake Iseo. For more information, see our Verona Opera information >
Location in resort
- Longitude: 10.054743
- Latitude: 45.661747
For more information on travel and transport visit our Lake Iseo page