Discover Lake Iseo

Lake Iseo or Sebino belongs to the group of large alpine lakes of glacial origin and is formed by the river Oglio that rises at the Gavia Pass, runs through the Val Camonica, enters the lake in the municipality of Costa Volpino and exits between Paratico and Sarnico. At the center of the lake is Monte Isola, the largest island of European lakes that reaches 600 m. altitude and is characterized by typical Mediterranean vegetation that is also found in the beautiful gardens of the two small islands (privately owned) of Loreto and St. Paul which flank it to the North and South. The climate is particularly suitable for restful holidays. The temperature in the summer months reaches an average of 24-26 degrees. During the night, until morning, the mountain breeze called "Vet" blows from Vallecamonica towards the lake. In the afternoon, from the plain, the "Hour" echoes her. On the lake blow two other winds called "Maröss" and "Sarneghera": they are very rare and manifest very quickly in stormy conditions. The surface water temperature is about 18-19 degrees in June and September and 20-22 degrees in July and August. The main centers are North, Lovere and Pisogne, South, Sarnico, and Iseo. Since 1906 a navigation service frequently connects the central towns of the lake with Monte Isola. Starting in spring, the service is enhanced and extended to all the centers overlooking the lake, making possible a beautiful "lake tour" by boat. The Company "Gestione Navigazione Lago d'Iseo" based in Costa Volpino is responsible for this.

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