Lake Iseo

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Lake Iseo
Lago d'Iseo (in Italian)
Lach d'Izé (in Lombard)
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Lake Iseo
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LocationLombardy
Coordinates45°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 inflowsOglio
Primary outflowsOglio
Catchment area1,777 km2 (686 sq mi)
Basin countriesItaly
Max. length25 km (16 mi)
Surface area65.3 km2 (25.2 sq mi)
Average depth124 m (407 ft)
Max. depth251 m (823 ft)
Residence time8.8 years
Surface elevation185 m (607 ft)
IslandsMonte Isola, Loreto, St. Paul
Settlementssee article

Lake Iseo (Italian: Lago d'Iseo [ˈlaːɡo diˈzɛːo]; Eastern Lombard: Lach d'Izé) 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 circumnavigate 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.

Settlements[edit]

Around the shore of the lake are some small towns:

The Comunes of Lake Iseo
Brescia
Bergamo

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

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

References[edit]

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

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