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NephroCare - Sarnico

Lake Iseo and Franciacorta

Pearl of rare beauty nestled between the Prealps, from the Bergamo to Brescia shores, Lake Iseo is a destination that conquers all year round thanks to the mild climate and the varied offer of activities offered by the territory.

From cultural tourism to naturalistic, seaside and sports, from wellness to spa, from food and wine tours to the numerous events organized for families with children. The landscape is dotted with a handful of picturesque villages overlooking the lake and the first slopes of the Val Camonica. In this magical setting, time seems to stand still and between ancient medieval alleys, paved squares, enchanting paths to be travelled slowly, artisan shops and brightly flowered balconies it is possible to rediscover again among the scents and flavours of the past.

Our NephroCare Sarnico unit, thanks to a public-private partnership, it offers the possibility for dialysis patients who love Lake Iseo to spend a peaceful holiday on the lake in complete tranquility, relying on NephroCare, provider of Fresenius Medical Care, one of the most reliable dialysis partners.

The unit opens 6 days a week, offering 3 shifts on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday slot and 3 shifts on a Tuesday-Thursday- Saturday slot, welcomes the travelling HD patients all the year-long.

Activities & Sights

Lake Iseo and its villages

The villages overlooking Lake Iseo, jewels of history and naturalism, increase its charm making the area unique and unforgettable.

Iseo, a lively town and capital of the lake, preserves the ancient medieval structure characterized by narrow alleys, squares, towers and imposing palaces. To visit the historic Piazza Garibaldi, the Pieve di Sant’Andrea, the Palazzo dell’Arsenale, the Church of Santa Maria del Mercato and, nearby, the Sanctuary of the Snow.

Of considerable historical importance the Castello del Carmagnola in Clusane d’Iseo is a rare example of a medieval fortress. The list of castles in the area is numerous: Borato Castle, Passirano Castle, Lantieri Castle and Quistini Castle in Rovato are just some examples.

Furthermore, a few kilometres from Iseo and Sarnico the Monastery of San Pietro in Lamosa is the oldest Cluniac foundation of the Sabino. In Ome, the Botanical Gardens are also worth a visit, a plant heritage that has given rise to several thematic gardens.

For shopping enthusiasts, the appointment at the Franciacorta Outlet Village is a must, where you can buy clothes and accessories from the most famous brands at advantageous prices.

Lovere is an ideal place for a romantic walk along the lake, admiring the peaks of Adamello in the background while the towers that populate it, the Torre degli Alghisi, the Civic Tower and the Torre Mozza, recall the ancient medieval history of the city.

In Sarnico, located on the northern shore, surrounded by an ancient wall fence and dominated by a castle, there are the fifteenth-century church of San Paolo and the Church of San Martino. It also offers a great variety of beaches and parks where you can relax surrounded by nature: Lido di Neppuno, Lido Cadé, Lido Fontanì and Lido Fosio are some options. A good time to visit this place is at the end of July, on the occasion of the Sarnico Busker Festival, an internationally popular street art event which hosts numerous acrobatic and tightrope, dance and theatre performances.

Lake Iseo and its islands

Recognized as one of the "most beautiful villages in Italy", Montisola is the pearl of Lake Iseo, characterized by a timeless atmosphere and the absence of car traffic. It is possible to walk the paths surrounded by olive trees to discover the characteristic fishing villages of Peschiera Maraglio, Carzano and Novale, until you reach the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Ceriola, a sacred place and a panoramic point from which to enjoy the surrounding landscape.

To relax and taste the delicacies of the area, a stop at the Olofredi Castle in Peschiera Miraglio is ideal.

The Iseo lake and its thermal baths

Boario Terme is a pretty village in the Camonica Valley. The thermal baths, characterized by natural alpine sources, are immersed in a large and luxuriant park where it is possible to immerse yourself in nature during the treatment course. The green surrounding landscape offers the opportunity to practice numerous alpine sports including cycling, hiking and climbing.

Discovering the area: trekking, adventure parks, walks in the woods and water sports

The perfect destination for trekking lovers is the Forcella-Molere hill path, reaching up to the Rocca de Zucchelis, near Sarnico. Equally impressive is the Riserva delle Torbiere, which houses an ecosystem made up of bodies of water and reeds, a paradise for bird watchers. Near Sarnico a suggestive trekking path leads to Monte Bronzone from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the lake, Monte Isola, the San Fermi Hills, Val Cavallina and the Apennines.

Finally, for lovers of boating and sailing, Sulzano is a picturesque village with narrow alleys and the unmistakable moorings for fishing boats and the beach overlooking a stretch of swimming lake. Stand up paddle, a water sport which, paddling between reeds and small harbours, allows you to discover the area from an unusual perspective.

In Paratico, the territory where the Oglio river meets Lake Iseo, the Taxodium Distichum Wood is worth a visit. This place is full of charm and a nesting place for herons, which can be discovered through raised walkways.

Accommodation

Booking a stay in one of the numerous agritourisms in Franciacorta immersed in the quiet, between hills and vineyards, is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a holiday to discover the area

The tourist accommodation in the whole area is very good and accessible at medium prices; for the most demanding, there are luxury facilities and spas especially overlooking the lake. There are also numerous pitches for campers, perfectly equipped campsites and lovely family-run bed & breakfasts. The best seasons to visit these places are summer and autumn, when generous nature illuminates the landscape with the colours of a palette, the lake waters reflect the intense blue of the sky and the temperatures are mild and welcoming.

Culinary & Culture

Journey through the flavours of Franciacorta.

In this rich land, prestigious catering has established itself, ranging from tradition rooted in the local cuisine and experimentation. Excellent dishes prepared with fish such as rainbow trout and baked tench, cold cuts and typical cheeses such as salami Montisola, Silter Camuni, Selvino di Grotta, or Taleggio are served with honey and delicious local jams.

Main dishes are risotto with Bagoss, casoncelli, beef in oil and tasty roasts based on aromatic herbs, polenta with birds, snails and frogs. Also delicious are desserts, spoon desserts and seasonal fruit tarts. In the territory of Lake Iseo there are many typical restaurants where you can taste the flavours of the past as well as small shops where you can buy the delicious local products, including the famous Spongada, the typical focaccia of Val Camonica. There are also several festivals, including that of the "Flavors of October" in Lovere and the numerous festivals dedicated to lovers of good food and good drink.

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