Located in northern Italy between Milan and Verona, Lake Iseo is an undiscovered pearl.
It’s considered a smaller Lake Region, but offers a quiet and more charming location as it is unknown to most tourists.
It is located in Lombardy, between the larger Lake Garda and Lake Como.
Much like the surrounding lakes, it is long and narrow winding north-south and framed by mountains.
The eastern shore of the lake has gorgeous towns and the western shore is steeper and rockier.
On the southern shore of Lake Iseo, lays one of the most distinguished areas in Lombardy: Franciacorta.
Franciacorta is distinguished by a unique territorial identity that occupies an isolated spot of rolling hills, moderate temperatures and calcareous and sandy soils.
It is most well known for the sparkling wines in this region.
Vine cultivation has been a constant; where grapes were grown from Roman times to late antiquity and the Middle Ages, thanks to its favourable climatic conditions.
Though it experience good and bad periods alike, viticulture in these lands never stopped.
The gastronomy of Franciacorta is closely linked to the tradition of the area, a peasant tradition of meat, cheese and fish from the nearby Lake Iseo.
Here two links to have more details about this region:
Franciacorta – Blend of Passions – www.franciacorta.net
Visit Lake Iseo – www.visitlakeiseo.info