Travel: Lake Iseo, Italy

Caio!  We arrived yesterday afternoon to Lake Iseo, Italy.  It’s the fourth largest of the Italian lakes.  We are staying in a great hotel overlooking the lake, Relais Mirabella.  It’s well worth considering if you are in the area.  Excellent service and an impressive dining room.  Most rooms have a lake view.

There was time yesterday to squeeze in a visit to Ballducchi Winery, famous for Franciacorta, a sparking wine rivaling Champagne.

Entrance to the Winery.
With sales of over 14 million bottles a year, this wine is worthy of consideration.
Fall light on the vineyards.

Today was a visit and lunch to Monte Isola, an island in the middle of Lake Isola.  With two compact towns clinging to the hills it is famous for the art installation by Christo in 2016 that drew over 2 million visitors.

It was a pleasant way to spend a day.

The Lake upon approach from the North.
The town of Peshiera.
There are plenty of waterfront cafes and restaurants.
A hike to the top of Martinengo Tower will reward you with great views.
This compact island is home to the Beretta (the Italian gun dynasty) family for summer visits.

Tomorrow, we are off to Verona!


3 thoughts on “Travel: Lake Iseo, Italy”

  1. What a lovely discovery. Yes, I would love to go there — some time we will! The Relais hotel must be very fine, if it is a member of the Relais et Chateau collection.

  2. This looks like a great trip. I really love the mountains. I keep waiting to hear about the Dolomites but you seem to be taking the long way via the Swiss Alps. Verona will be taking you pretty close.

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