Few days visiting the Lake of Iseo with my family in northern Italy
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Europe1 day / April 2022
Highs & Lows
Visiting Montisola it's a must
Better to avoid public holiday: too many people
we arrived in early morning at the lake, we started visiting some of the beautiful towns overlooked on the lake and then decided to have lunch in one of the many family-run restaurant that you can find on the way, I suggest the one called 'Ristorante Albergo Motta' in Sale Marasino: we ate really well and we paid few. the lake is quite small, 60 km or roads around it, so you can turn around by car (if you want to feel the Italian vibes, with some good Italian music) or by bike as well (this is another good opportunity, especially alongside the lake and also on the mountains, the views are amazing). close to the lake there is also the Franciacorta valley, the area on which is produced the Franciacorta prosecco (Born from different grapes of Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay). some of the best winemaker of the region are Berlucchi, Bellavista, Cà del bosco. if you look for a smaller producer, La Montina is a good choice.
Q & A
Anything go wrong during the trip?
fortunately nothing went wrong. it is a quite place, you don't need to care about wrong things, just relax and enjoy
What tips would you give a friend?
if you go during the week, and you would like to eat well for few, find a place that prepare the 'pranzo di lavoro' for lunch, with more or less 13 euros you'll have a complete meal (primo, secondo, contorno, vino, caffè)
better move by car, you can move by train (not flexible) or by boat (nice experience), but the best transportation is car or bike
just good surprises!