Lake Iseo

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Lake Iseo
Lago d'Iseo
Lake Iseo
Lake Iseo.png
Location Lombardy
Coordinates 45°43′N 10°05′E / 45.717°N 10.083°E / 45.717; 10.083Coordinates: 45°43′N 10°05′E / 45.717°N 10.083°E / 45.717; 10.083
Primary inflows Oglio
Primary outflows Oglio
Catchment area 1777 km²
Basin countries Italy
Max. length 25 km
Surface area 65.3 km²
Average depth 124 m
Max. depth 251 m
Residence time 8.8 years
Surface elevation 185 m
Islands Monte Isola, Loreto, St. Paul
Settlements see article

Lake Iseo or Lago d'Iseo [ˈlaːɡo diˈzeːo] or Sebino [seˈbiːno] is the fourth largest lake in Lombardy, Italy, fed by the Oglio river.

It is in the north of the country in the Val Camonica area, near the cities of Brescia and Bergamo. The lake is almost equally divided between the Provinces of Bergamo and Brescia. Northern Italy is renowned for its heavily industrialised towns and in between there are several stunning lakes. Lake Iseo remains one of outstanding natural beauty, with its lush green mountains surrounding the crystal clear lake.

There are several medieval towns around the lake, the largest being Iseo and Sarnico. A notable tourism sector has emerged.

A road has been carved into the side of the mountains that travel to circumvent the entire lake.

In the middle of the lake is Monte Isola (or Montisola). There is easy access via the regular running lake ferries.[1]

The Floating Piers, an art installation by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, was open to the public at Lake Iseo for 16 days in June and July 2016.


Around the shore of the lake are some small towns:

The Comunes of Lake Iseo

A view of the town of Iseo, in the southern part of the lake

Two smaller islands, Loreto and St. Paul, are privately owned.


  1. ^ "Lake Iseo Ferryboat". Navigazione Lago Iseo. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 

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