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The Franciacorta
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Iseo Lake
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Stone carvings in Camonica Valley

Franciacorta, Iseo Lake and Camonica Valley

(Lombardia)
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Franciacorta

Franciacorta is an area extraordinarily suited to viticulture, with which you identify its most valuable product, Franciacorta DOCG, the Italian King of sparkling wines.

Fine wines and wineries, history and spectacular architecture, ancient villages, abbeys and sanctuaries, unspoiled nature, great food, tasty and wholesome nice products made by skilled artisans, warm hospitality in elegant hotels, cozy farmhouse, sumptuous villas and historic houses: Franciacorta is all this and much more. It’s a land full of grace who appreciate and value the pleasures of life where food and wine really rises to the level of art. Lake Iseo is located a few kilometers from Franciacorta. It is the seventh largest lake in Italy and hosts the largest lake island in Europe, Monte Isola, considered the pearl of the lake. Not to miss are the regional reserve of Sebino peat-bogs, with its 360 acres of marshland rich in rare birds, and the area of the erosion pyramids near Zone. Nearby there are the Boario Baths, whose waters promote diuresis, and are suited for inhalation treatments and general welfare of the person. To the North of Lake Iseo, begins one of the largest valleys in the central Alps: Valle Camonica. The ancient history of Valle Camonica begins with the last Ice Age ended about 15,000 years ago, when the glacier melted and created the valley.

Capo di Ponte, with its mysterious charm, is known worldwide for its high concentration of rock engravings. These prehistoric engravings were discovered in the early 1900s and allowed Valle Camonica to be, first in Italy, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1979. Hidden treasures are everywhere in Valle Ccamonica . Tourist routes rich in Roman, medieval and seventeenth century remains, lead to ancient villages, churches, castles, works of art; while traces of ancient traditions show the spirit of the people who lived here: the local, rural economies, technologies of mills and forges, metal, old forge.
For mountain lovers, there is the possibility of hiking in national parks (Adamello and Stelvio), or skiing and snowboarding in the nearby districts of Borno, Montecampione, Valdicorteno, Tonale and Ponte di Legno.

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