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Lake Iseo is a place that retains an authentic charm: a slow destination that offers many opportunities to discover the wonders of the area all year round.

This month of February if you happen to be in the area watch out for and not to be missed is:-

The infamous 1000 mile experience existing from 1927 is the endurance race for vintage cars that takes them from northern Italy, Brescia to be exact to the capital of Rome. All participating cars have to be produced before 1958.  For all those motor enthusiasts it’s a real treat to see car models such as: Targa Florio, Carrera Panamericana, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Masserati, Mercedes and Porsche. If your really lucky you might even get to see an authentic Bugatti.  The race takes place on the 1st February and ends on the 31st May. The most beautiful race in the world starts soon…. don’t miss out…



For all those lovers out there don’t forget Valentine’s day and if you really want to do something special then book your love one a trip on the romantic love train… where you can wonder at scrummy dishes prepared by professional chef’s and get a taste of the real Italian romantic experience . Fella’s get the ring’s ready and ladies the tissues!!  Leaving from Iseo train station on the 14th February at 19.15 with return on the 22.30…. direction to Pisogne so plenty of time to flavour the moment…… For information contact: Treni di Sapore or consult the following link-



If you’re in the mood for some classical music then why not treat yourself and go and see the classical pianist Daniele Martinelli  playing at Castel Oldofredo in Iseo town center…. Concert to be held on the 3rd February. Entrance is free



Well if you’re really in a party mood then you can visit the Carnival to be held in Corte Franca, Franciacorta, on the 23rd February, there will be laughter, parades and lots of animation…….





Article by Karl Morgan – 1st February 2019

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:-

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