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The  months starts on the 7th, 8th and 9th December  from 19.00 to 23.30 with the return of ‘Iseo Street Food’ to be held in the area of Castello Oldofredi  where you can enjoy and purchase typical food and drink from the area of Brescia and Lake Iseo.

Programme of Events in Iseo town

7th December from 21.00 live music in the castle grounds of ( Castello Oldofredi – Iseo) –

8th December from 21.00 live music in the castle grounds of  ( Castello Oldofredi – Iseo )

9th December from 21.00 live DJ with 60’s music in the castle grounds of (Castello Oldofredi -Iseo)

The 8th and 9th December in the town of Paratico situated on the lake front will be the Christmas markets to be held from 9am until 7pm.

Next we are kicking  off with a lovely traditional Lake Iseo festival called ” Natale con Gusto” ( A taste of Christmas) held in the town of Iseo,  this will be its 16th year and is to be held on the weekends of the 9th and 10th December and the 16th and 17th December with magical Christmas stalls and concerts for all. The traditional ‘Casette di Natale’ (Christmas chests)  will be held in the old city centre where candy floss and snacks will be handed out free from 9am till 8pm on these weekends. Saturdays there will be traditional dancers from the area of Val Trompia in the main square and on the Sunday there will be an art display by the street artists of Brescia. Sunday the 10th there will be a lovely Jazz concert by Cosimo Pignataro and the hot coals from Milan.

14th December at 17.30 at Castello Oldofredi, Iseo a classical concert with the ‘Trio Carducci’  ( piano, violin and cello )

16th December in the civic hall of  Castello Oldofreddi, Iseo there will be a a children’s pantomime ‘ Fiocco di neve’.

17th December the piazza of Iseo will be filled with musical groups, kicking off at 15.30 with lyrical music and later on at 17.00 with the group the Civic Jazz Band from Milan with the Giulia Malaspina quartet.

24th December the farmers market will be held in Viale Repubblica, Iseo.

26th December the antiques markets will be held in the town centre of Iseo




6th January in the town centre of Iseo there will be the traditional parade of the three wise men through the streets of the town and the lake.


What a lovely programme we have for you this month.

To kick off we have on SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER AT 17.30 in the enchanting Castello Oldofredi on the Island of MONTISOLA, the return of the classical season of Autumn lyrical music. Six lovely concerts programmed and performed by a selection of promising and young international musicians starting from this coming Sunday up until Christmas. What lovelier occasion to visit the island and enjoy the concerts for FREE. For the full programme consult the following link:

THEN ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER AT 12.00 in the town of SARNICO we have the annual Sebino Winter Sailing Championships ‘Specchio al Lago’ perfect for all those sporting enthusiasts that love water sports.

FOR ALL THOSE CHOCOLATE FANS out there starting from FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER TO THE 19TH NOVEMBER FROM 20.30 UNTIL MIDNIGHT in the town of Monticelli Brusati we have the return of the FRANCIACORTA Chocolate Festival. Here it is possible to try all the different types of chocolate that this area produces and a selection of other specialities too. For a really special day it is possible to book a tour in the wine cellars of the Franciacorta with chocolate tasting too…..

HOW ABOUT A GOOD OLD FASHIONED FOOD FESTIVAL – the town of MARONE on Lake Iseo is celebrating its 2017 olive oil year and are putting on a display of traditional foods and delicious oils all to be held in the celebratory Villa Vismara in Marone in Via Roma. TO BE HELD on the 25TH and 26TH NOVEMBER from 10am until 6pm on both days. For more information consult the link:

AND HOW ABOUT THIS in the town of GUSSAGO in the FRANCIACORTA every Thursday from the month of SEPTEMBER up until the 6th DECEMBER it is possible to have a selective menu of delicious wines and Grilled meat dishes, all specialities of this area at JUST € 25 FOR THE MENU. For the full list of restaurants in this area that are adhering to this delightful initiative please consult the following link:-

More Reasons Why Lake Iseo is the Best Lake in ItalyWe recently wrote about how we feel Lake Iseo (or Lago d’Iseo to give it its Italian name) is the best lake in Italy… and guess what! We still do! There are just so many great things we can say about this hidden gem of Northern Italy that we couldn’t just write about it once. If you missed our previous post you can find it here.

If you’re not paying attention to Lake Iseo (e-sey-oh) then you really should start to. The lake’s neighbours Lake Como and Lake Garda overshadow the calmer, quieter Iseo – but, quite frankly, Lake Iseo is the best spot out of the three.

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Sun and Ski

More Reasons Why Lake Iseo is the Best Lake in Italy

Skiing at Lake Iseo is probably the best-kept secret of a best-kept secret! While your first thought of a north Italian lake might be glorious summer sun and views of the mountains in the distance (and Lake Iseo certainly has a lot of that!) there’s a distinctly colder side to Lake Iseo hidden up in the surrounding hills.

Come the winter snowfall the nearby slopes become a bustling hive of activity as skiers, snowboarders and other snow sports fanatics take to the mountains. With ski resorts at Val Palot, Monte Campione and Borno are all an easy journey from anywhere on Lake Iseo, you’re never too far from some winter fun.

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Olive Oil; Freshly Pressed

On the east coast of Lake Iseo lies the town of Marone or the town of Olive Oil as it is sometimes known. The verdant hills of this area makes an ideal site for the growth of olives, with the Leccino Casaliva and Pendolino varieties being the olives of choice in Marone. This renowned olive producing area has been making highly sought after olive oil since the Roman times and production continues, using the traditional methods, to this day

So, to go with the local Franciacorta wine, Lake Iseo also offers some of the freshest Olive Oil in Italy – pairing perfectly with local fish and lighter foods.

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It has a Record Winning Island

The mountain island of Mont’isola is a record holding island – being the largest lake island in central Europe with a total area of 12.8 square kilometres. That aside, Mont’isola and its 12 towns are considered the central tourist attraction of the area.

Only accessible by ferry, the island is nearly free of cars with the majority of moving around done by bicycle or moped – with the area being circled with a series of dedicated bicycle lanes. Mont’isola is home to a great many small, traditional towns, churches and industries making it a great place to soak in traditional Italian atmosphere.

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As you can see, Lake Iseo has it all and then some when it comes to great features,– which are sadly ignored by prospective property buyers who instead turn to the more well known Lakes Como and Garda. But when Lake Iseo has great food, great sports and a record holding island – all at a cheaper property price than it’s neighbours – you’d be losing out not considering Lake Iseo as the site for your next home.

At Dreamhomes we offer a wide range of properties in the Lake Iseo region – Browse our selection today!


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