Along the eastern banks of Lake Iseo, nestled in the beautiful Province of Bergamo in the region of Lombardy, is the lakeside town of Sale Marasino. About an hour and 32 minutes away from the city of Milan, less than an hour away from the Orio al Serio International airport, and only 40 minutes away from Brescia, this charming Italian comune is surrounded by rolling hills and the serene waters of the famed Lake Iseo. Well connected by major highways like the A4 and SP510, Sale Marasino is near to several iconic towns, all easily accessible and right on its doorstep.
The portside village of Sulzano is a five minute drive north of Sale Marasino, while the picturesque communities of the Monte Isola Island sit right across the waters and are just 8km away. Towns like Iseo and Clusane are efficiently serviced by both trains (Trenord) and busses (SIA) that depart from the designated stations in Sale Marasino’s town proper, and ferries bound for the nearby locales like Lovere and Peschiera also regularly set out from the local ferry terminal.
Its proximity to nearby towns makes shopping effortless. Nevertheless Sale Marasino has a variety of local services and establishments available. Markets like the Mercato settimanale Sale Marasino and Macelleria offer most daily groceries and basic necessities. Two bakeries, Guerini and Salumeria, bake delicious bread while the neighbourhood butcher and tobacco shop are easy to find. Sale Marasino has schools, salons, a bank, fire station, post office, gym, and several other public amenities. Specialty stores selling everything from hardware, to computers and electronics, and even gardening supplies.
Gastronomically Sale Marasino is filled with high quality bistros, cafés, and eateries. Restaurants like the Laboratorio l'Emporio and Cantina del Torchio serve up mouth-watering Italian cuisine while dessert shops like Yogorino or bars like Lucciola hit just the spot on those warm Mediterranean days. The town’s two marinas – the Porto Commerciale and the Imbarcadero (to which the ferries come) – are joined by several lovely lakeside parks like the Spiaggia Sale Marasino, displaying majestic views of Lake Iseo all the way down the coast.
More so, notable churches like the stunning Parrocchia Di S. Zenone also known as The Church of San Pietro with breathtaking architecture and its old bell tower presides near the waterfront on the Via Roma, looking out regally at Lake Iseo. In the south-eastern corner of the town is another impressive church - the San Giacomo. Restored in 1700, it still is surrounded by enchanting cobblestones pathways that explore the historic period of Sale Marasino’s nearby village, Maspiano.
Situated amidst captivating nature and the beautiful waters of Lake Iseo, Sale Marasino is a refreshing blend of the Italian countryside, rich history and refined modernity. With its classic homes, idyllic streets, and stunning landmarks and everyday conveniences just around the corner this gorgeous and sought after European town is ideal for individuals, couples, and families alike.
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