Castro

Castro

Description

Located on the west bank of the beautiful Lake Iseo, between Riva di Solto and Lovere, is the pretty town of Castro.

Discover the historic centre, characterised by narrow streets and houses very close to the lake, built around the old parish church. Now deconsecrated, it has been replaced by the new parish church, built in 1969 and again named San Giacomo. 

Visit the church of the Nativity of Mary, known as Madonna del cimitero. It was built in the thirteenth century and enlarged two centuries later. It houses frescoes dating back to the sixteenth century. On the top of the hill overlooking Castro, you can instead visit the church of San Lorenzo, which dates back to the 12th century. Nearby you will also find the remains of the fortress that once dominated the landscape and was destroyed during the violent clashes between the opposing Guelph and Ghibelline factions.

Also, take some time to take a stroll along the lakefront and on the terrace with maritime pines and benches to enjoy the superb view. 

Visit the Tinazzo Gorge Park or walk the Stross Path, a walking path that leads from the lakeside road to the panoramic area of Castro, with an exciting view of the lake and the Ravine, imposing vertical slabs of rock overlooking the water. 

If you love climbing, don't miss the Castro crag, a natural rock gym well known by fans of the place, also with an area to have a picnic.


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Located on the west bank of the beautiful Lake Iseo, between Riva di Solto and Lovere, is the pretty town of Castro.

Discover the historic centre, characterised by narrow streets and houses very close to the lake, built around the old parish church. Now deconsecrated, it has been replaced by the new parish church, built in 1969 and again named San Giacomo. 

Visit the church of the Nativity of Mary, known as Madonna del cimitero. It was built in the thirteenth century and enlarged two centuries later. It houses frescoes dating back to the sixteenth century. On the top of the hill overlooking Castro, you can instead visit the church of San Lorenzo, which dates back to the 12th century. Nearby you will also find the remains of the fortress that once dominated the landscape and was destroyed during the violent clashes between the opposing Guelph and Ghibelline factions.

Also, take some time to take a stroll along the lakefront and on the terrace with maritime pines and benches to enjoy the superb view. 

Visit the Tinazzo Gorge Park or walk the Stross Path, a walking path that leads from the lakeside road to the panoramic area of Castro, with an exciting view of the lake and the Ravine, imposing vertical slabs of rock overlooking the water. 

If you love climbing, don't miss the Castro crag, a natural rock gym well known by fans of the place, also with an area to have a picnic.


Not to be missed in this area

Lovere

Rogeradventure

RESTAURANT PIZZERIA VULCANO VILLAGE

Vulcano Village [Diffused Hotel – Holiday Houses – Guesthouse – Bed&Breakfast]

MARINA DEL PORTO

Susanna Allegri’s Lake Iseo Transportation and Bike Tour

SPIRITO DIVINO

Lovere Marina

B&B Iseo Lake

Bellavista

Tadini Academy of Fine Arts

Sportaction