Perched on the lake's northwestern tip, the port town of Lovere is a gem, with a working harbour and a wealth of walking trails nearby. Its cobbled old town, punctuated by the occasional medieval tower, curves around the harbour, shadowed by a leafy lakefront promenade. Those in need of an art shot should consider the waterfront Accademia Tadini, home to a considerable art collection with works by Jacopo Bellini, Il Parmigiano, Giambattista Tiepolo, Francesco Hayez, Antonio Canova and more.
Those with vehicles might want to drive 12km out of town and up into the hills behind Lovere to the hamlet of Bossico (900m). Several panoramic viewpoints offer great vistas over Lake Iseo from the village and nearby. Esmate, reached by Riva di Solto, 6km south of Lovere, offers further great lookout points over the lake.