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Iseo is a charming town on the southern shore of Lake Iseo, one of the most beautiful lakes in Lombardy, Italy. It is a place where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains, as well as the rich cultural and gastronomic heritage of the region. Here are some of the attractions that you can visit in Iseo: – Monumento a Gabriele Rosa: This is a bronze statue of Gabriele Rosa, a famous Italian engineer and politician who was born in Iseo in 1813. He is best known for designing the Forth Bridge in Scotland, one of the world’s longest cantilever bridges. – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi is the heart of Iseo, where you can admire the historical buildings, the fountain and the market. The square has been used for trade since ancient times, and it still hosts a weekly market every Friday. The square is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, a national hero who fought for the unification of Italy. – Be amazed by the awe-inspiring Chiesa di Santa Maria del Mercato which is a church that is also known as the Oldofredi Church, after the noble family that owned it. It was built in the 12th century, and it has a Romanesque style. It faces Piazza Garibaldi, and it has a beautiful portal with sculptures and frescoes. Inside, you can admire the paintings by Francesco Hayez, a famous Italian artist of the 19th century. – Take a leisurely stroll along the charming Via Lungolago Guglielmo Marconi which is a street that runs along the lake shore and offers a stunning view of the water and the island of Monte Isola. You will also find the Lungolago Marconi Park, a green area where you can relax and admire the scenery. Let our extraordinary collection of stunning photographs take you to the very heart of Iseo, capturing the essence of this wonderful destination. Italy in Photos – showcasing the wonders of Italy, one mesmerizing image at a time.
Via Mier is a street in Iseo which runs from Via Roma to Via Campo (Photos 1-2) – Via Gorzoni is a street in Iseo which runs from Via Mier to Via Mier (Photo 3) – Via Airone is a street in Iseo which runs from Via Gorzoni to Via Campo (Photo 4) – Via Canneto is a street in Iseo which runs from Via per Rovato and back around to Via per Rovato (Photos 5-6-7-17-18-19-20-21) – The small harbour at Via Canneto Iseo is a charming place to visit if you are looking for a relaxing and scenic spot on Lake Iseo. – Take a boat ride to explore the lake and its islands. You can rent a boat with a driver from Nautica Bertelli¹ or take a ferry from the nearby port of Iseo. (Photos 6-7) – The Spiaggetta can be found along Via Dei Mille. (Photos 8-9-10-11-12) – Via Dei Mille is a street in Iseo which runs from the Spiaggetta to Via per Rovato (Photo 13) – Via per Rovato is a street in Iseo which runs from Via Colomberaa to Via Campo (Photos 14-15) – Via Campo is a street in Iseo which runs from Via per Rovato to Largo Zanardelli (Photos 23-24-27-29-30-60-70-75-76) – Via Mier is a street in Iseo which runs from Via Roma to Via Campo (Photo 25) – Piazza Salmister is a square in the town of Iseo, in the province of Brescia. It is located near the shore of Lake Iseo, one of the largest lakes in northern Italy. Piazza Salmister is a place where you can find shops, cafes, and restaurants. It is also a venue for events and festivals, such as the Iseo Jazz Festival. (Photos 26-28) – Lungolago is a street which runs along the side of the lake from Piazza Salmister to Via Dante Alighieri. (Photos 31-32-34-34) – Via Dante Alighieri is a street in Iseo which runs from Via Campo to Via Lungolago (Photos 35-36) Monumento a Gabriele Rosa can be found along Via Dante Alighieri. The monument features a bust of Gabriele Rosa, who is also the namesake of the area. The monument is situated in a beautiful square surrounded by some lovely buildings. – Largo Zanardelli is a street in Iseo which runs from Via Dante Alighieri to Via Dante Alighieri (Photos 37-38) – Largo Zanardelli, is a street in Iseo which runs from Via Dante Alighieri to Piazza Giuseppe Garibald (Photos 37-38)
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi is a historic square in Iseo. It is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, a famous Italian general and nationalist who fought for the unification of Italy. There is a statue of him in the center of the square. The square is surrounded by elegant buildings, such as the Palazzo della Quadra, which is a few steps away and dates to the 15th century. and was once the seat of the local government. and the Municipio, which is the current town hall. The square is also close to the Duomo, the main church of Iseo, and the lakefront promenade. The square is a lively place where locals and tourists can enjoy cafes, restaurants, shops, and events. (Photos 39-40-41-42-49) – Vicolo Chiuso is a street in Iseo which runs from Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldii to Via Mirolte (Photo 43) – The Chiesa di Santa Maria del Mercato is a beautiful and historic church in the town of Iseo, near the Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi. It was built in the 14th century by Giacomo Oldofredi, a nobleman who wanted a church for himself and the people in a more convenient location than the other churches in Iseo. The church has a simple facade with a curved tympanum and a portal, and a statue of the Virgin Mary on the roof. The interior is decorated with frescoes from different periods, some dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, and some from the 18th century by Domenico Voltolini, a local painter. The frescoes depict scenes from the life of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and various saints, such as St. George killing the dragon. The church also has a wooden group of God the Father and the Annunciation above the altar, and a wrought iron gate separating the nave from the presbytery. (Photos 44-45) – Via Mirolte is a street in Iseo which runs from Vicolo Chiuso to Via XXV Aprile (Photos 46 -47) – Piazza Statuto can be found next to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi and slightly closer to the lake. (Photos 50-54) – Piazza Mazzini is a square in the centre of Iseo which can be found along Vicolo dell’Ombra. It is named after Giuseppe Mazzini, an Italian politician and activist who played a key role in the Italian unification. The square is also close to the shore of Lake Iseo, a beautiful natural attraction that offers many opportunities for recreation and sightseeing. One of the restaurants in Piazza Mazzini is Il Paiolo, a family-run restaurant that specializes in traditional Brescian cuisine, with dishes made with fresh lake fish and local meat. The restaurant has a terrace overlooking the square and a cozy interior decorated with wooden furniture and paintings. (Photo 52)
Via Lungolago Guglielmo Marconi is a street in the town of Iseo. It is a popular tourist destination, as it offers a beautiful view of the lake and the island of Monte Isola. There are several attractions and services along this street, such as: – The Infopoint Lake Iseo and Franciacorta, a tourist office that provides information and brochures about the historical, natural, cultural, artistic, sports and gastronomic aspects of the area, as well as maps of trails, excursions and cycling routes. It is open all year round and has a multilingual staff. – The Lido dei Platani, a restaurant that serves local cuisine with a lake view. It has a large terrace and a garden where you can enjoy your meal. You can find it at Lungolago Marconi . – The Lungolago Marconi Park, a green area where you can relax and admire the scenery. It has benches, playgrounds, fountains and sculptures. It is also the starting point of the pedestrian and cycle path that runs along the lake shore. (Photos 55-56-57-58-61-62-63-64-65) – Viale Repubblica, is a street in Iseo which runs from Via Campo to Via Mier (Photos 67-69) – Via XX Settembre is a street in Iseo which runs from Viale Repubblica to the Railway Station (Photos 71-72-73)
Iseo Cuisine: – Iseo is a place where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains, as well as the rich cultural and gastronomic heritage of the region. Iseo has a special cuisine that reflects its history, traditions and local products. Some of the dishes that you can taste in Iseo are: – Tinca al forno con polenta: – (Baked tench with polenta): This is the most typical dish of Lake Iseo, and it has been awarded the European Traditional Food Product label. It consists of a freshwater fish called tench, which is stuffed with breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic and butter, and then baked in the oven. It is served with polenta, a cornmeal porridge that is a staple food in northern Italy. You can find this dish in many restaurants along the lake shore, such as Ristorante Trattoria Al Porto or Antica Trattoria del Gallo. – Casoncelli alla bresciana: – (Brescian stuffed pasta) These are small pockets of fresh pasta filled with minced meat, cheese, breadcrumbs, eggs and herbs. They are boiled and then dressed in melted butter, sage and grated cheese. They are a typical dish of Brescia, the province where Iseo belongs. – Manzo all’olio: – (Beef in oil) This is a traditional dish of Franciacorta, the wine-producing area near Iseo. It consists of beef slices cooked slowly in a pot with olive oil, white wine, garlic, anchovies, rosemary and bay leaves. It is usually accompanied by polenta or bread. It is a rich and flavourful dish that goes well with the sparkling wines of Franciacorta. – Sbrisolona: – (Almond crumble cake) This is a typical dessert of Lombardy, especially popular in Brescia and Mantua. It is a crunchy cake made with flour, butter, sugar, almonds and lemon zest. It is baked until golden and then broken into pieces. It is often served with whipped cream or custard.
Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Via Mier to Via Dante Alighieri
Approximately 2.21 km – 1.37 miles
The walk starts in Via Mier – Via Gorzoni – Via Airone – Via Canneto – Spiaggetta Via Dei Mille – Viale dei Mille – Via per Rovato – Via Campo – Via Canneto – Via Campo – Piazza Salmister – Lungolago – Piazza off Via Campo – Lungolago – Via Dante Alighieri
Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Largo Zanardelli to Via Campo
Approximately 2.15 km – 1.36 miles
The walk starts in Largo Zanardelli – Piazza Garibaldi – Vicolo Chiuso – Chiesa Santa Maria del Mercato – Via Mirolte – Piazza Statuto – Piazza Mazzini – Piazza Statuto – Via della Quadra – Via Lungolago Guglielmo Marconi – Walk back along Via Lungolago Guglielmo Marconi to Viale Repubblica – Via XX Settembre – Walk back along Via XX Settembre & Viale Repubblica to Via Campo