In between Italy's two most popular lakes lies this oft-overlooked oasis. Lake Iseo's tranquility is interrupted only by birds chirping and church bells ringing. Stay in sleepy Lovere for stone buildings with balconies overlooking the lake, and several family-run pizzerias and gelaterias to work your way through over a lazy weekend. During the day, rent a boat and make for Monte Isola, a fairy-tale island in the middle of the lake, complete with crumbling porticos and ancient fishing ports.
STAY: Borgolago Suites