Iseo, Lombardy

For the municipality in Switzerland, see Iseo, Switzerland.
Comune di Iseo


Location of Iseo in Italy

Coordinates: 45°39′N 10°3′E / 45.650°N 10.050°E / 45.650; 10.050Coordinates: 45°39′N 10°3′E / 45.650°N 10.050°E / 45.650; 10.050
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Covelo, Pilzone, Clusane
  Mayor Riccardo Venchiarutti
  Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 186 m (610 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
  Total 9,237
  Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Iseani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25049
Dialing code 030
Patron saint St. Vigilius of Brescia
Saint day 26 September
Website Official website

Iseo is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy, on the south shore of Lake Iseo. It is bounded by the communes of Provaglio d'Iseo, Sulzano, Polaveno and Paratico.

It has the first monument ever built of Giuseppe Garibaldi, erected in 1883.[2]

Main sights

The Oldofredi castle
Pieve St Andrea
The parish church of S. Andrea:
It is believed that the church was founded in the 6th century by Bishop San Vigilio on the site of a Roman temple. It was subsequently reconstructed in the 12th century in Lombard style. Over the centuries the parish church was renovated several times.
At the beginning of the 19th century Rodolfo Vantini renovated the interior in neo-classical style. The church is characterised by an unusual bell tower incorporated into the centre of the façade and which represents the most attractive Romanesque bell tower in the Brescia area. The church is so ornate and beautiful and is regularly used for weddings. It is just a couple of minutes walk to the lake shore and also Garibaldi square, with the Garibaldi monument and "Vantini" Palace, the Town Hall.
On the right-hand side of the portal there is a particularly interesting 14th century gothic arch by Giacomo Oldofredi. Inside there are frescoes by Angelo Inganni and Arcangelo Michele dell’ Hayez. In the presbytery there are frescoes by Ponziano Loverini and Giuseppe Teosa.
The Garibaldi monument

Public transport

The railway station of Iseo is served by regional trains to Brescia and Edolo. Iseo is connected to several other towns on Lake Iseo by ferry.[3]

Twin towns

Iseo is twinned with:


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