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This is the largest of the islands of Lake Iseo in the Region of Lombardy and it is an uncontaminated oasis of greenery, where people (except residents) are not allowed to use private vehicles. Monte Isola is made up of the localities of:Carzano, to the north east, opposite Sale Marasino, even today is still a fishing town. The Baroque church of Saint John the Baptist is well worth a visit. Mount Isola is an uncontaminated oasis of greenery, where people (except residents) are not allowed to use private vehicles.
Cure is the highest hamlet on the Island. From here you climb up a path that takes you to the Sanctuary of Madonna della Ceriola. Masse is the oldest inhabited centre and the one that has best preserved its original urban system. Menzino is situated on the hillside, near the Oldofredi fortress. Novale and Olzano are two ancient villages in the north of the island that still preserve their deep-rooted agricultural tradition. Peschiera Maraglio, once a town of fishermen and fishing net makers, is the first village you reach from the Sulzano pier. Sensole, at the southwestern end of the island, it is situated on the side destined for cultivating extensive olive groves because of the favourable climate.
It is famous for its trattorias, which specialize in fish dishes. Senzano rises in the hinterland of Monte Isola. Singhignano, along the road, leads to Siviano from Menzino. It is a tiny centre with ancient houses. In Siviano, where the Municipality is based, you can also find the ruins of ancient medieval fortifications and the tower-house of the Martinengo family.
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