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The beautiful and tranquil Lake Iseo is the best-kept secret in Northern Italy and is an ideal location for your next home!

If you’re not Italian you might never have heard of Lake Iseo, or Lago d’Iseo as the locals call it, before now – but this hidden jewel is not one to be ignored. Nestled in between the larger tourist hotspots of Lake Garda and Lake Como, Lake Iseo (pronounced e-say-oh) is often overlooked by both international holidaymakers and Italian lakeside property hunters. Our message to them is that they are missing out!

So much so in fact, we’ve decided to run down our top reasons why Lake Iseo is the best Lake to live on in North Italy!

It’s Tourist Free (almost)

Lake Iseo has been a favourite holiday destination for natives for many years. With its beautiful views and authentically Italian towns, Lake Iseo is the best-kept secret of the Lombardy region. Unlike the neighbouring tourist magnet of Lake Garda and celebrity hangout of Lake Como, Lake Iseo is nearly untouched by the outside world and remains quiet even during peak holiday season – making it the perfect site for a truly Italian living experience. This is especially true if you don’t like the idea of your new home being mobbed by tourists once a year!

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There’s lots of choice

Properties on Lake Iseo are spread around many different settlements on each shore of the 25km lake. The largest of these are the Southern towns of Sarnico and Iseo itself – where life is a little more bustling – but smaller, quieter locales such as Riva di Solto and Lovere towards the north of the lake have their fair share of the good life to offer too.

With Iseo being a less popular property location than Garda and Como (at least for the moment!) it’s also possible to find affordable properties right on the lakeside! Something you won’t find at Lake Iseo’s nearby cousins.

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The beautiful and tranquil Lake Iseo is the best-kept secret in Northern Italy and is an ideal location for your next home!

It’s Easy to Get Around

Travel around the lake is simple thanks to the lake’s own ferry services and the road that’s been carved into the lake’s scenic mountainsides – there’s also a train line that runs up and down the eastern shoreline.

The nearest airport can be found in Bergamo, which offers daily international flights and is just 25 minutes from the lake by car – making Lake Iseo a great place for those who plan to travel from London (or anywhere else) to Lombardy and back regularly.

The town of Iseo is also just over an hour by train to Milan for when you need that taste of city life. If travel further afield is more you’re thing, you’re also within easy travel distance of Brescia, Verona and Switzerland!

The beautiful and tranquil Lake Iseo is the best-kept secret in Northern Italy and is an ideal location for your next home!

Lake Iseo is home to Great Wine!

Lake Iseo and the nearby Franciacorta region is home to a large amount of vineyards, all of which specialise in a sparkling wine that many say is on par with the French Champagne that inspired it. When you think Italian sparkling wine you may think of Prosecco, but Franciacorta is a more complex wine; drier and without the overt fruitiness of the more popular tipple. The region features many wine-bars and open vineyards to visit – as well as a number of quality wine shops to help ensure your cellar remains well stocked.

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Fresh Fish Dinners

Great food is a given when in Italy, but Lake Iseo is even special for Italy. Iseo is home to, what is described as, “an unusually high concentration” of Michelin-starred restaurants, including the modern fusion hotspot of Due Colombe and the three-starred seafood restaurant Da Vittorio. Lake Iseo offers a myriad of lake front restaurants that serve some of the freshest, tastiest fish anywhere in Italy – often cooked in local olive oil from Marone.

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Lake Iseo is the ideal spot for those looking for a new home in Italy. While Lake Como and Lake Garda might get all the attention, they don’t offer the peace, romance and charm that Lake Iseo does. Imagine a peaceful sunset with a bottle of local fizz and plate of seafood lasagne sound-tracked only by the gentle lapping of the lake. This is what Lago d’Iseo has to offer – something that nowhere else in Italy can.

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

Winter Sports on Lake Iseo

So you are probably asking yourself where is the nearest ski slope to the area of Lake Iseo and what type of skiing can you do……, ahh well the best kept secret of Lake Iseo is that it is literally surrounded by beautiful mountains and tranquil alpine trecks that you can enjoy all year round.

From Cross country Skiing to Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding you can enjoy all these family sports just a short drive from Lake Iseo.


The closest is probably Val Palot, just 12 kms from the town of Pisogne, on Lake Iseo, Val Palot at 1100meters high dominated by Mount Gugliemo with breathtaking views, can be reached comfortably by car and offers an authentic corner of paradise for those who enjoy nature and serenity. Val Palot is blanketed with a white cape of snow in the winter for the joy of all skiiers. There is an artificial plant system that guarantees good skiing all the way up to the month of March. In the summer it is appreciated by those who enjoy taking a quite stroll or for those more adventurous out there, Nordic walking and trekkers and even joggers. For those who wish to take a weekend break in this nature paradise, there are 2 hotels and an agriturismo ( working farm house ) which also produce a number of delicious cured meats and cheeses especially around the area of Bionda dell’Adamello.

Val Palot
25055 Pisogne
Tel. 0364/888923
Fax. 0364/888923


Montecampione is a popular modern skiing village situated in the heart of the Val Camonica, Brescia, which surrounds Lake Iseo. Around 60 kms from Brescia,  Montecampione is easy to reach by car and is around 11kms from the Tonale Pass in the direction of Darfoe Boario. Those who like to ski can enjoy the 30km of ski slopes, amongst which are  4 black runs, 12 red runs and 4 blue runs and plenty of mini slopes for children and beginners.  For those who like skidoos there are plenty of tracks at a quota height of circa 1800 meters.  There is the possibility of taking the ski lifts from the village so you don’t need to take the car and an artificial snow plant guarantees good skiing until March.

Via Legazzuolo di Montecampione, 25040, Artogne, Brescia
Tel. 0364/563009
Fax. 0364/088009


Set amidst the Brescian mountains situated in Valley Camonica at a height of 1704 meters lies ‘Monte Altissima’. It’s surrounded by pine forests and woodlands and offers a magnificent backdrop onto Lake Iseo, this is a modern ski station which has recently been updated with a new ski lift plant, which offers  8 lifts in total which can transport  up to 7815 people per hour.  This ski station is part of the Lombardy regional circuit, information regarding the seasonal ski passes can be found on the following link

This ski station holds many competitive events annually and is really worth a visit should you be planning to go skiing on Lake Iseo.

Via della Funivia 28, 25042, Borno, Brescia
Tel. 0364/310295


A fairy-tale landscape, perfectly groomed slopes, modern lifts, sun, snow and fun are the ingredients of the district  of Adamello Ski.  These four ski stations,  Temù (from m. 1121), Pontedilegno (from m. 1255), Passo Tonale ( m. 1880) and the Glacier Presena ( m. 2585), are one beautiful compliment of diversity and each reality offers a haven of complete tranquility and enchanting landscapes. The slopes are suitable for skiers of all levels, from beginners to professionals, suitable for those who like steep slopes or those who prefer to ski with a quiet confidence on the gentle slopes. A carousel of ski emotions from the smallest slope in Temù at 1,000 meters high up to the most adventurous slopes of the Presena at 3,000 mt high . Adamello Ski, where snow and sun are always home features with 30 modern and fast ski lifts, over 100 km of perfectly groomed slopes are taken perfect care of with great professionalism, one ski pass which offers a winter dream in a four beautiful natural oasis of peace and relaxation with sun and great skiing.

Madeleine Morgan – 27th January 2017

me and mollyFor all of those who are interested in purchasing lake front properties and want to know what’s available on Lake Iseo, here are just a few of the interesting proposals that we have to offer you this month.
Lake front properties are always desirable not only for their vicinity to the lake but also for the convenience to the proximity of the local towns. Often a car is not needed to reach the local town and services, which is a comfort to those who are looking to leave the car at home for the holidays. Some towns equipped with both rail and ferry services around the lake, gives holiday makers time to kick off and really relax without getting caught in the holiday traffic jams.

Here are some of the occasions on offer this month:-

In the town of Iseo and in a lovely position in the old port area, with lake views are these 2 one bedroom apartments that are adjacent to each other. A great investment as they are ready to go, furnished and with parking included. Anyone who knows Iseo town knows the difficulty of finding lake front properties with parking. The good thing about these properties are you can use them and rent them out as short term holiday lets for the many tourists that visit the area each year at a very good return. Here is the link to these properties:-

Occasion for investment – Iseo Town Center – Lake View…

For those who like the town of Sulzano, we have 2 apartments here that fit that criteria, the first is a one bedroom apartment with terrace overlooking the lake and 2 mins walk to the town center. This comes with a private parking space and a storage area, here is the link:-

Sulzano – Directly on the lake – walking distance to…

The other is a two bedroom apartment, LAKE FRONT in a small residence with swimming pool and private parking with views of the breathtaking island of Montisola.

Sulzano – Characteristic Apartment Directly On The Lake – Pool

Both are good investment properties as they can be given to the Hotel Riva Lago to be managed and rented out, guaranteeing an income all year round.

If on the other hand you prefer to be on the Bergamo side of the lake why not take a look at these apartments in the town of Sarnico in a residence with pool and quayside, with lake views and just a 5 minute walk into the town, all with parking and separate storage as well as a concierge service included as part of the community fees.

Here are the links:

Sarnico – Two Bedroom First Floor Apartment – Lake Front…

Sarnico – Reduced – Lake Front Residence – 2 Bedroom…

Sarnico – Overlooking the lake – One bedroom apartment

If it’s a house you are looking for then check this one out in the town of Sarnico directly on the lake front:-

Sarnico – Single 3 Storey House situated in the town…

If the tranquil location of Predore is more to your liking then these three properties may suit you more, very central, directly on the lake and the port and walking distance to the town and facilities:-

Predore – Directly on the lake – 2 Bedroom Luxury…

Predore – Lake Front First Floor 3 Bedroom Apartment –…

Predore – Impossible to find apartment directly on the lake…

If a larger town like Lovere is more your taste then look no further we have these brand new properties in the town center, with lake views, modern and spacious, take a look at these links:-

Lovere – Central – Brand New One bedroom Unit

Lovere – Brand new residence – very central – Lake…

Lovere – Residence Bersaglio – Last Apartments Available

Dreamhomes has been satisfying clients property needs in this area for over ten years and they have a large selection of properties to offer on their website on all towns around the lake, if you don’t find what you are looking for, contact them and let them know what it is you are interested in and they will forward proposals onto you that suit your property criteria and budget. Better still sign up for one of their viewings, they will prepare an itinerary of properties that suit both your criteria and budget and will customize a visit for you free of charge.

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