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Piazza Tredici Martiri, 37, Lovere
+39 035 962178
A hill protected by the mountains that overlook Lake Iseo.
It was here that the first Celtic settlement of Lovere was born. It prospered in the Middle Ages taking on a fortified appearance characterized above all by the numerous towers including the well preserved Söca tower, the Alghisi tower and the round Torricella.
Even with the Republic of Venice there was a period of flourishing splendour: the production and trade of woollen cloth brought prosperity and wealth, expanding the town beyond the old walls and creating a new Renaissance village. At the centre stands the most important monument: The Basilica of Santa Maria in Valvendra, exquisitely decorated by great Lombard artists.
This local entrepreneurial spirit remained alive and increased through industry, especially in the steel sector, which still drives the local economy. But the production and industrial reality has never affected or compromised the delicate balance with the beauty of the landscape that has attracted artists and travellers over time (and now attracts photographers).
Lovere is still surrounded by green woods and the blue waters of Lake Iseo where you can practice all water sports - like sailing or windsurfing - or simply walk along the new lakefront.
In short, among its medieval alleys, colourful buildings and Lake Iseo, Lovere is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, between a café in the beautiful Piazza XIII Martiri, a boat trip, a walk in the mountains and a viewing of the art, preserved preciously between the walls of the churches of the village or in the prestigious Tadini Art Gallery, where a concentration of masterpieces (including Canova) is always available to Loveresi and travellers.
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