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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Castle on the island


Loreto - a small private island and a castle on Lake Iseo in northern Italy . At the end of the 5th century there was built a monastery, which existed for several centuries, and in the end, abandoned in the 16th century. During a visit to the island of Cardinal Carlo Borromeo in 1580, there lived a hermit named Peter. In the late 19th century historian Gabriel Rose mentioned the presence on the island of Loreto ruins of an ancient fortress with two towers and a chape

After changing owners several island went into the early 20th century Royal Navy captain Vincenzo Richeri, which in 1910 built the neo-Gothic castle and a marina with two small beacons. The castle was planted conifer garden. 

After changing owners several island went into the early 20th century Royal Navy captain Vincenzo Richeri, which in 1910 built the neo-Gothic castle and a marina with two small beacons. The castle was planted conifer garden.

Recently, the island was famous for his going to get George Clooney, already has a residence nearby, but for some reason changed his mind.
The area of Lake Iseo , situated in Lombard Predalpah is 65 square km, maximum depth - 251 m, maximum width - 5 km, the maximum length - 25 km. Lake fills a basin of an ancient glacier terminal, has steep rocky shores.

On the southern shore of the lake is located the eponymous town of Iseo . In the middle of the lake is the largest natural lake in Europe , the island (the mountain-island), Monte Isola, popular with hang gliders.

The main local economy is tourism. The tourist season lasts until September smaya. Numerous activities: sailing regattas, concerts and performances. Cultivated variety of sports. Including sailing, diving and fishing. The lake trout and pike.    

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