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Montisola is the pearl of Iseo Lake, Bergamo/Brescia country, one of the lake places more frequented during the summer months. It is the greatest lake island in Europe. The connections from the other places of the lake are daily insured. The traffic on the island is allowed only to bicycles and to the buses of the town service. The places to be visited are:Siviano, Carzano, Novale, Singhignano, Olzano, Sensole, Peschiera Maraglio, Senzano, Menzino, Cure.

Peschiera Maraglio is a picturesque suburb with an attractive dock where the naèts, the typical fishermen boat of  Iseo Lake, are moored. The historical centre can be visited only afoot, and only so the narrow streets and the St. Michael Church (XVIIth c.) can be admired. The church is well visible also from Sulzano, the nearest coast village on the county Brescia side of the lake. On the summit of a rocky wall the Oldofredis  Fortress dominates the beautiful landscape. The fortress, with  a cylindrical tower, was built in the XIIth c. to protect the Island.

 Siviano can be  reached following the coastal road or landing at Porto. From this typical  village, ed on a high ground, fantastic panoramas on the county Bergamo coast can be admired. Among the mediaeval village streets, the Martinego Tower  (XIVth c).  Preceded by a steep stairway, the Baroque Parish devoted to Faustino and Giovita Saints overhangs the inhabited area.

 

From Peschiera Maraglio a  coastal track, very popular for the presence of a pic-nic area among olive trees and for the several cafes and restaurants, leads to Sensole. In the village, there is a Hatful (XVIIth c).on whose hutted façade above the portal there is a painting devoted to the Holy Mary. On the summit of a rocky wall the Oldofredis Fortress  dominates the beautiful landscape. The fortress, with  a cylindrical tower, was built in the XIIth c. to protect the Island.

Carzano is a small suburb made of ancient fishermen houses . Its  position is the best to admire the small Loreto Island  and the Upper Sebino coast. Among the ancient houses the Baroque S. John Baptist Parish ( XVIII sec.)The church has got an  unique aisle and two altars. In its proximities the Sixteenth century Martinengo Palace  with beautiful external decorations.

At Cure, in the highest  point of the island, the Cerinola Holy Mary Sanctuary , built in the XIIIth c.

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  • Copyright: paolo ardiani (pione) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 214 W: 4 N: 244] (2031)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2000-04-00
  • Categories: Nature
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  • Date Submitted: 2005-08-03 13:21
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