Lake Iseo and Franciacorta
The Lake Iseo and Franciacorta area, renowned for its outstanding beauty, occupies a basin amidst tall mountains, embracing the lake’s waters with breath-taking scenery, and vineyard-cladded hills, home of hundreds of wineries producing exceptional sparkling wines. The jewel of the crown, bordering Lake Iseo’s southern shores, is the picturesque region of Franciacorta, with its rolling hills, blessed by the gentle breezes of the lake, and its rich history dating back to the 16th century.
At a glance
The lake is popular among those who love water sports, sailing or angling and the medieval charm of Monte Isola, the largest inhabited European lake island, set just in the middle of the lake itself and easily reachable with a short ferry trip, is another popular attraction. If the mountains and the lake are so much part of that scenery, even the surrounding countryside is worthy of huge interest, dotted with vineyards, medieval monasteries and castles that are a pleasure to discover on foot, bicycle or horseback.
A great offer of important benefits is at hand, as easy access to services and connections, as well as a wealth of lakeside properties and farmhouses in the countryside, suitable either as primary or second home and as investment, and for which the demand has increased significantly, in particular among foreign buyers.
“The property market of Lake Iseo and Franciacorta is certainly one of the most interesting in Italy, having all the glamour of more famous neighbouring lakes, but with the added bonus that the properties are much more affordable.”Angelo BelottiLake Iseo and Franciacorta specialist