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Set on the dramatic southern shore of Lake Iseo, Iseo is one of the Italian Lakes’ best-kept secrets. It's seen far less fame than towns on the larger lakes, making it a great option for an authentic Italian escape.
Set beneath forest-cloaked hills, Iseo is still a relatively small town with an atmospheric historic centre and a pretty harbour close by. At the heart of the town is the Garibaldi Square, a bustling piazza ringed by cafes and town houses. Duck down the side streets to seek out cosy restaurants and craft shops, and make sure you check out the local market – held each Friday in the square. There are plenty of dining options in Iseo, too, including lake-view restaurants and traditional gelaterie.
When it comes to exploring further afield, Iseo is only a short drive from Brescia, one of the region’s most beautiful cities. Bergamo is also within easy reach.