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A natural harbor on Lake Iseo. But also masterpieces of art from Canova to Hayez. Discover the village of Lovere
Piazza Tredici Martiri, 37, Lovere
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The Bergamasque town of Lovere is nestled between Lake Iseo and the mountains, built in an area with the appearance of a large amphitheatre.
As you make your way from the square of the port, through the Beccarie district, you will reach Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II in the old town, where time is measured by the clock of the old tower. The square, surrounded by beautiful buildings, is the crossroads of all the narrow streets of the medieval town, which has maintained its characteristic small and narrow streets, offering a special atmosphere for taking a stroll in the city centre.
Continuing further up you will encounter the church of San Giorgio, the interior of which houses numerous works of art. Be sure to visit the Tadini Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, housed in a neoclassical-style building. The gallery has a collection of works by Antonio Canova, some of the artist's most beautiful, along with paintings by Jacopo Bellini, Giandomenico Tiepolo and Francesco Hayez. A section of modern and contemporary art has been added to the collection in recent years.
The lakeside promenade is lined with many villas and palaces worthy of note. In the Renaissance Village you will find the basilica of Santa Maria in Valvendra, dating back to 1473, with classical forms typical of the Lombardy Renaissance with Venetian influences. Inside you can admire the high altar, rich with marble works and sculptures.