What to do and see in Iseo, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

July 24, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Discover the best top things to do in Iseo, Italy including Lago d'Iseo, Torbiere del Sebino, Azienda Agricola Bonfadini, Berlucchi Winery, Centro Storico di Monte Isola, Tenuta La Montina, Contadi Castaldi, Antica Strada Valeriana, Castello Carmagnola, Barone Pizzini.
Restaurants in Iseo

1. Lago d'Iseo

Via Valurbes 31, 25050, Iseo, Italy +39 030 987 0946
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lago d'Iseo

Reviewed By HERMOSAMARIPOSA1 - UK

Beautiful, quiet, calm and not overfull with tourists! Cannot wait to go again....for longer! We has taken the journey from Lake Garda to here to stay overnight... a sort of mini break within a break....next time we shall stay longer....it is a DELIGHTFUL Lake!

2. Torbiere del Sebino

Provaglio d'Iseo, Italy +39 030 982 3141
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 202 reviews

Torbiere del Sebino

Reviewed By Fane_Babanul - Rishon Lezion, Israel

Torbiere del Sebino, literally the peatbogs of Sebino, are large mass of wetland close to the South shore of Lake Iseo.
In the middle of this natural reserve there is shallow lake cut up by dikes.
The best choice is to walk on one of these dikes and admire the swans floating between water lilies and try to catch sight of a turtle or other creatures.
There are 3 entrances to the reservation:
1) The North Entrance is closest to the Iseo lake and is located at a roundabout on the outskirts of the Iseo town. Close to this entrance there is the natural reservation visitor center, that was closed at the time of our visit. Locate a pathway on a North-South dike dividing the waters and go admire the swans.
2) The Southeast entrance is on the Terrace of the St. Pietro in Lamosa church on the outskirts of Provaglio d'Iseo village. There is a parking place near the church.
Proceed northward on a path near the highway then descend the steps and proceed on an East-West dike that provides a large view to the shallow lake and its wildlife.
3) The Southwest entrance.
You have to pay a small fee at any one of these gates to visit the reservation.
In between these 3 entrances there is a long, boring pathway bordering the fences and the highways surrounding the reservation, but isolated from the main water-body by trees and think vegetation.

3. Azienda Agricola Bonfadini

Via Maresciallo Luigi di Bernardo 85, 25049 Clusane sul Lago, Iseo, Italy +39 030 982 6721
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Azienda Agricola Bonfadini

Reviewed By nicoletta g - Sale Marasino, Italy

Per caso ho trovato un coupon per visita e degustazione di vini.
Ho pensato di fare un regalo per il compleanno di mio marito. Sorpresa assolutamente gradita! quattro pazzi amici scatenati che si sono divertiti un mondo gustando vini ottimi con taglieri di affettati in abbondanza e una visita interessante alla cantina sia internamente che all'esterno.
La proprietaria Francesca gentilissima e cordiale ....sicuramente da rifare

4. Berlucchi Winery

Via Don Secondo Duranti 4, 25040, Corte Franca, Italy +39 030 984381
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Berlucchi Winery

Berlucchi is an icon in the world of Italian wine, a pioneer of the classical method in Franciacorta, whose passion gave origin to the very first Franciacorta in 1961. Visit our cellars: discover the places where the history of Franciacorta was written, walk through niches and galleries where tradition and modernity meet.

Reviewed By LesleyJM2014 - Zurich, Switzerland

We popped in and asked if we could do a tasting as we wanted to buy franciacorta. We had just had lunch at Due Colombe (a Michelin restaurant) so we were definitely dressed decently.
Three people were at reception and said they could not help us as we must do a tour. The next tour (in English) was only available two days later. We asked if we could pay and just do a tasting and were told no.
We are both great wine lovers and have a large collection from around the world. We have never been turned away at a winery before. As you can imagine we bought a substantial amount of Franciacorta elsewhere and also avoided Berlucchi during our stay!
Sorry Berlucchi, train your staff a little better as this is bad for marketing!

5. Centro Storico di Monte Isola

Lago d'Iseo, Monte Isola, Italy
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 572 reviews

Centro Storico di Monte Isola

Reviewed By P E - Greater London, United Kingdom

The 'historic centre' is the village called Peschiera Maraglio that is the main village on this small island. The views from the boat are indeed nice and the village looks picturesque and quaint with plenty of Mediterranean trees and a lively lake shore.
Off the boat the village is nice but not beautiful, not particularly well maintained, with few tiny tourist shops and a good number of cafes and restaurants,
Tourist singage is appallingly poor, the village is tiny and the lake shore is lively as there nothing else to do or see.
Plus on very busy weekend days getting here and out of here can be slightly challenging with long waits and unreliable services.
Disappointing.

6. Tenuta La Montina

Via Baiana 17, 25040 Monticelli Brusati, Italy +39 030 653278
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Tenuta La Montina

The La Montina estate was founded in Franciacorta in 1987 by three brothers, Vittorio, Gian Carlo and Alberto Bozza. My father Gian Carlo and two uncles Vittorio and Alberto come from the countryside and are imbued with its agricultural traditions. Their passion for the land and for wine making was born out of these traditions and has been a part of their lives since childhood. Why? Because their Father-my grandfather Fioravante Antonio (nicknamed Fiore) - had also worked in the vines and produced red wine. I remember his rough hands, stained red like every vineyard worker, the color pigments absorbed from hours of handling the berries.

Reviewed By lapechejaune - Brussels, Belgium

We came to visit the Tenuta in August. We were given an extensive tour of the premises, starting with the outside areas: vineyard, pressing area, courtyard. We then saw the massive underground cellar where the wine is fermented and stored. We finished with a tasting of the amazing sparkling wines.
All in all, it was a lovely visit, and I can heartily recommend it to anyone interested in wine.

7. Contadi Castaldi

Via Colzano 32, 25030 Adro, Italy +39 030 745 0126
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Contadi Castaldi

Reviewed By angiemmerritt - Sacramento, California

I am an unorganized traveler, on a Mission to find a nice bottle of sparkling wine for a newly married couple. I biked from my b&b today and found this nice place, I wish I had purchased a tour... So I showed up at the gate and they actually let me in. Very sweet staff, all of them. Very nice wines, all of them. I think I was quite lucky to get this chance, the grounds that I saw, even without a tour, were beautiful. I like a slightly different taste then what I believe was their specialty (since I do not speak italian I was not set up with a fluent English speaker but he did great!) but I found something I liked easily, hopefully the newlyweds like it, too.

8. Antica Strada Valeriana

P.za Cittadini Pilzone di Iseo, Iseo, Italy
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Antica Strada Valeriana

Reviewed By visitor v - Prague, Czech Republic

beautifull view during whole way, passing through tiny oldfashined villages, well marked, easily accessible by train, small parts of routs are accessible by wheelchairs

9. Castello Carmagnola

Via Ponta 2, 25049 Clusane sul Lago, Iseo, Italy
Excellent
43%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Castello Carmagnola

Reviewed By Attivol - Rome, Italy

E' un massiccio edificio fortificato, caratterizzato da un'elegante loggia, di recente restaurazione. Già appartenente alla famiglia Oldofredi, nel 1429 fu donato dalla Repubblica veneta al conte di Carmagnola, in cambio dei servizi resi. E' di proprietà privata e visitabile solo su prenotazione.

10. Barone Pizzini

Via San Carlo 14, 25050 Provaglio d'Iseo, Italy +39 030 984 8311
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Barone Pizzini

Barone Pizzini is a winery in Franciacorta and it’s the first to produce Franciacorta from organic grapes. The cellar was built according to eco-friendly architectural standards. The vineyards cover a total surface area of 47 hectares. The cellar tour follows a raised route that takes you through all the production stages; it continues to a room 10 m below ground level, where you find the barrique cellar and ends up with a wine tasting.

Reviewed By LesleyJM2014 - Zurich, Switzerland

We booked a tour of the vineyards and cellars and were very impressed with the professional and informative tour which explained the history as well as the modern organic methods.
Even though Barone Pizzini is an old winery, their new facilities are modern and state of the art.
The subsequent tasting included a platter of sliced meats and cheese. I was allowed to try extra wines at a charge, which also meant I bought a greater selection of wines than at other wineries.

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