A medieval village on the lake
The town of Iseo gives its name to the lake it overlooks and is among the most beautiful villages in the province of Brescia.
It has remained largely unchanged since the Middle Ages, when it was surrounded by high walls with three gates: Porta del Porciolo, Porta delle Mirolte and Porta del Canto.
At its heart is Piazza Garibaldi, at the centre of which stands a statue of the great general. The square is overlooked by historic buildings, including the Casa dei Palatini. Nearby, you can admire the frescoes of the small church of Santa Maria del Mercato. Also worth visiting are the Palazzo dell’Arsenale, now a venue for exhibitions and cultural events, the Oldofredi Castle and the Parish Church of Sant’Andrea.
The lakeside promenade offers romantic views sweeping from the blue water of the lake to the green peaks of the mountains. Don’t miss the marina, where the typical fishing boats, the naét, are anchored, or where you can catch a boat to Monte Isola.
The Treno dei Sapori (Train of Flavours) departs from the railway station. Aboard an early 20th-century carriage, you can admire the landscape of Valcamonica and Franciacorta while enjoying local food and wine specialities.