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Monte Isola (Italy)

Monte Isola

Church on Monte IsolaMonte Isola is the largest inhabited island of the European lakes, in the province of Brescia, Northern Italy. It has a population of 1811 people who live in 11 quaint hamlets. In the various hamlets you will find hallowed churches built between 1400 and 1600, rich in frescoes, statues and altars created by important artists of that time.

Thanks to its peculiarities, Monte Isola has joined the "Club of Italy's most beautiful villages". These quaint villages really are worth exploring and can be done so on foot or bicycle along the stunning coastal paths or by boat cruises between the islands. Throughout the villages you will find photographic panels showing the island's flora and fauna as well as aerial views of the territory to really discover the true beauty that the island has to offer. Rich in olive groves, vineyards and chestnut woods, this is a truly romantic destination to see the real Italy.

The uniqueness of Monte Isola:

View over Monte Isola

The Lake Iseo is a perfect vacation resort for visitors who seek to discover untouched nature, active recreation and relaxation of their senses in harmony with both nature and local people. Staying here also means you can explore the wonderful local Italian cuisine of the area, including salami, perch from the lake, polenta made in copper pots and apple desserts.

Before leaving, don’t forget to...

  • Hire bicycles or use local buses to explore the island and villages
  • Visit the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Ceriola at the top of the mountain
  • Take a boat cruise between the islands
Last update: 01/07/2011 | Top