Welcome to Lake Iseo
Less than 100km from both Bergamo and Brescia, Lake Iseo (aka Sebino) is one of the least known Lombard lakes. Shut in by soaring mountains, it's a magnificent sight. About halfway along the lake, a mountain soars right out of the water.With the exception of the south shore and a series of tunnels at the northeast end of the lake, the road closely hugs the water on its circuit around Lake Iseo and is especially... Read More
Top experiences in Lake Iseo
Lake Iseo activities
Franciacorta Wine-Tasting and Fashion Tour from Milan
Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach at 11:30am in Milan, then take your seat and relax on route into the beautiful Franciacorta wine region, where ancient vineyards and spectacular scenery await.During your tour, visit a local winery and explore the vineyards with your guide. Learn of the different grape varietals in production, and gain insight into the traditional and modern methods of wine production used. Afterward, taste three different wines — including the well-known 'Satin' and 'Bollicine' varietals — and savor the delicate flavors in your glass. Chat with the vineyard owners and winemakers, then enjoy a light lunch among the vines and rolling hills — accompanied by a glass of sparkling white wine.Continue on to the Franciacorta fashion outlet, located between Lake Garda and Lake Iseo. On arrival, browse the boutiques and rails at your leisure and enjoy discounts of up to 70% on some of the world’s most famous international labels.When your time in the Franciacorta fashion outlet comes to an end, return in comfort to central Milan to conclude your tour.
7-Days Italian Lakes and Riviera Tour from Milan
Day 1 Depart at 8:30am from the Starhotel Ritz in Milan to Lake Orta, a small and charming lake situated in the North-eastern side of the region Piedmont. Stop in the beautiful village of Orta San Giulio for a short visit. Then, take a private boat to the island of San Giulio, just in front of the village. After a short visit, back to Orta and depart by bus to Stresa, on Lake Maggiore. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, tour Pescatori (Fishermen island) and Bella island by private boat. Return to Stresa. At the end of the visit depart to Como. Overnight in the heart of Como.Day 2 (B)After breakfast take a short visit of Como, an amazing small province rich of atmospheres, panoramas, and human takeovers. Board the boat to Bellagio. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon depart to Bergamo with a panoramic tour along the coast of the lake. The city is characterized by a division of the urban structure on two levels, the 'Lower town', modern and dynamic, and the famous 'Upper town', a truly historic and artistic jewel. Short walking tour inside the city center then transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Bergamo city centre.Day 3 (B)Have breakfast, depart for Lake Garda, the largest in Italy. Take a boat and get a nice view of the Sirmione Cape, the castle and the Catullo’s ruins. Next, depart for Riva del Garda on the north side of the lake. Its historic center shows the signs of the Venetian domain. Free time for lunch and then head to Verona. Overnight at the core of Verona.Day 4 (B)Have breakfast at the hotel. Visit the famous city of Verona, both ancient and modern. Stroll through its narrow streets and get in touch with its varied and fascinating past. In the afternoon depart for Genoa, with a stop at Lake Iseo and have some free time for lunch. Overnight in the centre of Genoa.Day 5 (B)Have breakfast and head to Sanremo, defined as the city of flowers and sun, known all over the world for the Italian Song Festival. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon return to Genoa along the Rivera di Ponente, passing through characteristic villages. Overnight at the hotel.Day 6 (B)Have breakfast and depart for Portovenere, a fishermen village located at the end of La Spezia Gulf. Ferry to Cinque Terre (if the atmospheric conditions don’t permit the boarding, the visit will be done with a panoramic itinerary in a minibus.) Free time for lunch. In the afternoon it's back to Genoa. Day 7 (B)Have breakfast and depart for Camogli. Then, head to Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, colored and picturesque houses. Finally, stop in Santa Margherita, famous seaside city of Riviera di Levante and free time for lunch. Return to Milan in the afternoon.
Sparkling Franciacorta Private Wine Tour with Lunch and Wineries Visit
Our friendly English-speaking driver will pick you in your Milan hotel and in an hour drive will take you to Franciacorta. It is a small picturesque wine region whose sloping hills overlook the shores of Lake Iseo, home to Italy's best sparkling wines and it's best kept secret. The wineries you visit during the tour are among the founders of winemaking in this region and now produce most prestigious brands of Franciacorta wines. It is a boutique business that caters to the sophisticated epicurean and its quality reaches the highest level. To achieve this, wine makers take care and attention in to every step of the production process, favoring a craftsman method which is now almost forgotten. During your visit, which includes an extensive wine tasting, local expert guide will explain to you the entire course of wine production, ageing and bottling. The wines of Franciacorta are produced using the classic champagne method. Franciacorta was the first sparkling wine in Italy to receive the highest designation of quality (DOCG) and the self-imposed regulations for the wines are even stricter than those used in Champagne. After a guided tour in the winery that includes wine tasting, you will be invited to a gourmet lunch in the restaurant serving traditional local cuisine. In the afternoon take walk on the shores of lake Iseo, shut in by soaring mountains, it's a magnificent sight. To further explore the Franciacorta, you visit a smaller boutique winery, a family estate, that dates back to 19th century. Local expert walk you through the winemaking process in the cellar and give you a tasting, followed by a stroll in the vineyards, to gain deeper knowledge of Franciacorta terroir and grape types. Though it’s produced using méthode champenoise and with the exact same grape varietals of chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot blanc, don’t mistake it for Champagne: Franciacorta is distinctly Italian, an expression of the region’s unique terroir.