- The Lago d’Iseo is shut in by mountains and it is scarred
by industry and a string of tunnels at its northeastern end around
Castro and Lovere. Heading south, the Franciacorta – a patch
of rolling countryside that produces good wine – spills around
the lake shore, while the mountainous hinterland offers interesting
walking possibilities. The River Oglio winds to the lake through the
Valle Camonica between two national parks. Iseo is a pleasant spot
fronting the southern end of the lake. From Iseo you can catch a boat
to Monte Isola, Europe’s largest lake island at 5 sq km.
The Valle Camonica weaves its way from the north of Lago d’Iseo
to the vast Parco dell’Adamello and further north, to the Parco
Nazionale dello Stelvio.