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Monte Isola

Mountain, lake and island: the 12 villages of Monte Isola are each to be discovered - like a box of chocolates they are all different

Where
Lago d’Iseo, Brescia
Monte Isola (BS)
Contacts
+39 030 9825088
Official site
Infopoint
Infopoint Monte Isola
Località Peschiera Maraglio, 150
+39 030 9825088

Blessed solitude. Monte Isola (BS) rises from the blue waters of Lake Iseo.

It is simultaneously mountain, lake and island (as the name implies), with shades of colour from nature and above a deep quiet. It can only be reached by boat. They dock at the foot of the mountain without disturbing the inner sanctuary which sits untouched after the temporary hubbub of Christo’s Floating Piers during which the island was first connected to the mainland.

The 12 fractions that make up the municipality each have their own history and characteristics. The mountain architecture is different from that found round the lake, starting from the stone with which the houses are composed: white and limestone for those of the mountain, stone of Sarnico for those towards the shore.

On the highest point, at 600m, is the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Ceriola, a place of religious silence from where you can enjoy the most beautiful view of Lake Iseo, as though looking down from the mast of a ship. Its white walls resemble a pearl set in the green of the pastures and the blue of the sky. Below, on the slopes of the mountain, the fractions are crowned by it, almost wrapped in a protective mantle.

Siviano has always been the capital. Down from Villa Solitudo, along a narrow road you get to the town, with its houses with arches and stone jambs, where the imposing Martinengo tower dominates the town hall square.

Another important centre is Peschiera Maraglio, reachable from Sulzano, once inhabited only by fishermen. The lakefront, where boats still moor, was once covered with nets exposed to the sun or dried fish, a typical product of the village along with the salami and olive oil from trees that cover the island.

The flowered houses of geraniums, the narrow alleys connected by arches, stairs that always lead back to the lake and the smell of drying fish make it a place of charm, a treasure to be discovered as is all of Monte Isola.

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Places

Monte Isola salami

  • Food & Wine
Monte Isola salami - bresciatourism.it
2.64 km

PDO extra virgin olive oil in Marone

  • Food & Wine
PDO extra virgin olive oil in Marone
2.88 km

Rosso Bronzone in Vigolo

  • Food & Wine
Rosso Bronzone in Vigolo
4.89 km

Vigolo - Official website of Lake Iseo

  • Villages
Vigolo - Official website of Lake Iseo
5.08 km

Zone rock Pyramids

  • Parks
Zone rock Pyramids
5.92 km

Lakeside of Iseo

  • Lakes
Iseo
6.67 km

Sant'Andrea Parish

A splendid example of Romanesque art, the Parish of Sant'Andrea in Iseo seems to date back to the early Christian era
  • Religious Tourism
Sant'Andrea Parish
6.69 km

Fonteno - Official website of Lake Iseo

  • Villages
Fonteno - Official website of Lake Iseo
7.31 km

Mine valley – Trompia valley

  • Active & Green
Mine valley – Trompia valley
8.44 km

Baked tench in Clusane

  • Food & Wine
Baked tench in Clusane - Bresciatourism.it
8.5 km

Sebino Saffron in Clusane

  • Food & Wine
Sebino Saffron in Clusane
8.63 km

Sarnico

The Village of Sarnico, in the province of Bergamo, still retains a medieval semi-circular structure
  • Villages
Sarnico
10.66 km

Lovere

  • Villages
Lovere (BG)
10.84 km

Franciacorta

  • Active & Green
Franciacorta
10.95 km

The wine route of Franciacorta

  • Food & Wine
The wine route of Franciacorta
11.61 km

Franciacorta Golf Club

Franciacorta Golf Club has 27 hole golf course, is situated in the heart of Franciacorta South of Lake Iseo in the province of Brescia.
  • Golf
Franciacorta Golf Club, Corte Franca, Brescia
11.84 km

Bossico - Official website of Lake Iseo

  • Villages
Bossico - Official website of Lake Iseo
13.29 km

Montecampione and Maniva

  • Mountains
Montecampione (BS)
14.96 km

Activities

Pedalonga - Copia

Pedalonga - Copia
4.17 km

Treasure hunt in the Franciacorta vineyards

Treasure hunt in the Franciacorta vineyards
6.34 km

Aperitif with lake view on the big bench

Aperitif with lake view on the big bench
6.34 km

Explore Lake Iseo - car

Explore Lake Iseo - car
6.44 km

Explore Lake Iseo - minivan

Explore Lake Iseo - minivan
6.44 km

Wellness break

  • Wellness
Wellness  break
7.34 km

Wellness break deluxe

  • Wellness
Wellness break deluxe
7.34 km

Mountain Bike or City Bike

  • Active & Green
Mountain Bike or City Bike
7.36 km

Vinyard tour

  • Active & Green
Vinyard tour
7.36 km

MTB E-bike hire

  • Active & Green
MTB E-bike hire
7.36 km

The wellbeing experience

  • Wellness
The wellbeing experience
7.99 km

Anti-stress Thai massage

  • Wellness
Anti-stress Thai massage
7.99 km

Thai Oil massage

  • Wellness
Thai Oil massage
7.99 km

Royal Thai massage

  • Wellness
Royal Thai massage
7.99 km

Riva Experience

Riva Experience
8.41 km

Private Riva Vintage Collection

Private Riva Vintage Collection
8.73 km

Elan 19 rental

Elan 19 rental
9.14 km

Duck 31 rental

Duck 31 rental
9.22 km

Asso 99 rental

Asso 99 rental
9.22 km

J24 rental

J24 rental
9.22 km

Where to sleep

TINA

Monte Isola
TINA
619 mt

VILLARZILLA

Monte Isola
VILLARZILLA
629 mt

BELLAVISTA (MEUBLE')

Monte Isola
BELLAVISTA (MEUBLE')
664 mt

RESIDENCE LA PERLA

Monte Isola
RESIDENCE LA PERLA
1.13 km

ROCCA

Monte Isola
ROCCA
1.31 km

GARATTINI NADIA 02

Sale Marasino
GARATTINI NADIA 02
1.9 km

VILLA LEILANI

Sale Marasino
VILLA LEILANI
1.91 km

CASA DANTE

Sale Marasino
CASA DANTE
1.95 km

LA PIAZZETTA

Sale Marasino
LA PIAZZETTA
1.96 km

RELAX ON THE ISLAND

Monte Isola
RELAX ON THE ISLAND
2.07 km

COME UNA VOLTA

Monte Isola
COME UNA VOLTA
2.07 km

VITALI LUCA

Sale Marasino
VITALI LUCA
2.2 km

LE FONTANE

Sale Marasino
LE FONTANE
2.24 km

CASA CATERINA

Marone
CASA CATERINA
2.25 km

VELA

Sale Marasino
VELA
2.26 km

CASA CRISTINI

Marone
CASA CRISTINI
2.3 km

A LAGO

Marone
A LAGO
2.3 km

BREDA

Marone
BREDA
2.34 km

LA CASA SUL LAGO

Marone
LA CASA SUL LAGO
2.34 km

DOCK HOUSE

Marone
DOCK HOUSE
2.51 km