Lovere, Beauty Reflected on the Lake
3 August 2016
Located on the enchanting western bank of Lake Iseo, Lovere was defined by the English writer Lady Wortley Montagu, who stayed here for a lengthy period, as “the most romantic place I have ever seen in my life”.
Hemmed in between the lake and the mountains, the town looks like a giant amphitheatre: the magnificent buildings were constructed with excellent taste and are architecturally perfect. Among them, the remarkable building housing the Gallery of the Tadini Academy of fine arts (1821-1826), where some famous masterpieces by Antonio Canova are diplayed as well as a picture gallery rich in important works of the Lombard and Venetian schools from the 14th to 18th centuries and a rich collection of European and Italian porcelains.
The town has a considerable well-preserved historic centre. If you leave from 13 Martyrs’ Square, one of the most beautiful ones on a Lombard lake, and walk through “Beccarie” district, you’ll get to V. Emanuele II Square and you’ll see the imposing Civic Tower with its interior impressive ascent to the discovery of the history of the town. In the historic centre not to be missed a visit to the Sanctuary of Lovere Saints Gerosa and Capitanio, place of pilgrimage, and the 15th century St. Mary’s Basilica in Valvendra.
The Tourist Port of Cornasola, one of the largest port structures on a European lake, is nowadays a reference point for the whole province, an ideal mooring point both to enjoy the lake and to visit the splendid hinterland and the nearby islands.
Its considerable well-preserved artistic and cultural heritage gave Lovere the honour of joining the prestigious club “The most beautiful towns in Italy” in 2003 and was celebrated by a stamp issued in 2014 by the Ministry of Economic Development.
For further info:
Upper Lake Iseo Tourist Office
Piazza 13 Martiri, 37 – 24065 Lovere (BG)
tel./fax. +39 035.962178 – email: email@example.com