Franciacorta is a sparkling wine territory located in the heart of Lombardy, on the shores of Lake Iseo and extending across the gentle moraine hills for a total area of about 200 square kilometres. The extraordinary mineral richness of this area, together with the heterogeneity of its soils, is the distinctive element of a viticulture of excellent quality.
L’anfiteatro all’interno del quale ha preso vita la Franciacorta è una zona dove l’arte e la storia sono immerse in splendidi paesaggi collinari, piccoli borghi in pietra, torri e castelli medievali, palazzi cinquecenteschi e luoghi di grande spiritualità.
The Torbiere del Sebino Natural Reserve, known as a "wetland of international importance", is considered a priority area for biodiversity in the Padana Plain.
An important religious complex of great spiritual significance and of considerable historical and artistic interest that testifies to the authenticity of the motto "ora et labora". Inside you can admire numerous paintings from the 1500s and 1600s and an ancient herbalist's shop. Very interesting are the chapter house with paintings by Pietro da Marone and the sacristy with the splendid frescoes by Romanino.
It is the largest inhabited lake island in Europe, counted among the most beautiful villages in Italy, which is characterized by a timeless atmosphere and the absence of car traffic. Furthermore, in 2016 Monte Isola represented the beating heart of Christo's "The Floating Piers" artistic installation.