Holiday villas and apartments on the island of Monte Isola
For a relatively small island Monte Isola is a vibrant yet relaxing place to stay and choosing a villa or holiday home here will give you a rural experience that is complimented by the nearby vicinity of the Lake which allows you to do some watersports. As the largest island on a lake in the whole of Europe, Monte Isola is a unique destination.
Go kayaking or hire a canoe to make the most of the water. Isola di Loreto is a smaller island in the vicinity which is worth exploring by boat if you have the time. San Michele Arcangelo is an austere looking church in the centre of the town with some ornate decoration and artwork inside. Very much at the centre of the community, it is a reminder of how important religious life remains to Italians, the Church having stood since 1648. The Rocca Martinegro is a landmark near the highest point of the island and as a small castle, it stands out among the hills and dense forest of the island. Monte Isola is well-known for being virtually free of cars with just a few on the island that have special licenses, including a bus that goes around the whole island. This break from modern life is something that makes it a beloved destination for Italians and is drawing more and more international tourists in every year.
Surrounded by 12 Frazione or villages, the entire lake is worth exploring as you will come across communes such as Iseo and Sulzano which are lovely towns, oozing with Italian charm and filled with friendly locals and delicious restaurants. Just an hour to two hours from Brescia, Bergamo, Verona and Milan, Monte Isola could easily be part of an extended stay in Italy, offering a peaceful retreat in the Lombardy region. Choosing to stay in a Holiday Villa on Monte Isola will give an experience that is authentic as it is comfortable and with some villas located up on the hill and others by the water, there is something for everyone.