Paratico itself is a spectacular location (tourismparatico.it). In fact not only legends but
also some historical evidences based on a painting found at the hosting
Lantieri's family Gorizia residence prove that Dante, the great poet had
stayed in Paratico for a while and he was hosted by the Lantieri family
at the Paratico castle. In fact it is most probable as we know Dante
stayed a long while in Verona, which is just within an hour distance...
Some literature historians claim that he got inspired for the structure
of The Purgatory staying at the Paratico castle hill admiring the
fantastic lake Iseo. What could be more inspiring for the tourists if
not following Dante's passes on a puryfiing meditative holiday staying
in Paratico. Almost like intended by the Purgatory, a change of mind, a
spiritual bath at lake Iseo....
For those, willing to visit cities, interested in arts, cultural
heritage, history or shopping and fashion, Bergamo, Milano, Brescia,
Mantova, Verona are the best target places.
All of them are reachable within an hour drive from Lake Iseo, or by
train from Iseo or Chiari, or by bus,just in an hour also from the
apartment for rent...
You find here the best Franciacorta wineries, famous traditional method
Visiting of the ancient mostly family run several
hundred year old estates with modern equiped wine cellars,tasting
local foods like Iseo lake fishes, polenta, hams and local or nearby
mountain cheeses are best of culinary sensations here. You find some
Michelin star restaurants too, but sometimes a small trattoria around
the lake or at a winery offers excellent dishes.