Apartments close to the lake-front,1-2-3 bedrooms
- english, french, italian
My name is Umberto and I was born 50 years ago in this small but elegant town on Lake Iseo. After having studied in Bergamo and gained experience in various areas of work I decided to embark on this new adventure renovating the family property with two important projects that have led the creation of the b & b centrostorico and two apartments. In the same property there is also a third apartment in which my elderly mother lives and a fourth apartment where my wife and I live in the service of tourists that we host throughout the year.
Why Umberto chose Sarnico
This property was passed down through the generations. I am very proud to share with the people who come to visit from time to time part of the history of my family and the city as well as of geographical area in which I was born, and I enjoy working in the free time.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay
This is a wonderful location.
I highly recommend these accommodations to anyone.
Umberto and his wife are wonderful hosts and the area is beautiful.
Great location to start off our Italy trip.
This apartment is in centre of Sarnico. Close to bars,restaurants and lake. Boats can take you to nearby island and other places on Lake Iseo.
A very pleasant, polite family with whom you can talk easily.
The Rowling family has taken care of the house impeccably as if it were in their own
Definitely to recommend to other landlords with the hope of being able to host it again in the future.
Great place to stay
The apartment was very clean and comfortable. Bedrooms and on suites were spacious. It's situation is ideal with local shops and the lake a short stroll. Only downside was some noise from the shops as they open in the morning but this is compensated by being able to pop out for fresh bread, ham, fruit and veg. Umberto was very helpful. We would recommend a stay in this accommodation close to this stunning lake.
We love Sarnico
Lovely couple run their B&B. Be prepared for lots of stairs. Great location surrounded by everything you need for a Great Lake Iseo experience. Super clean. Towels are light. We are used to high end hotels, so this was a new experience for us. Good news...Internet....slow, so don't plan on working where you need to deal with emails and large files or bring a booster. Rooms are small and plan on being out and about not hanging out there. No place to curl up and read, but we had a blast, especially at Ristorante Il Chiostro. Their food was wildly delicious and during our stay became friends over some great Italian wine.
Umberto and his wife will take care of you. Solid value.
A very nice holiday in Sarnico
We had a perfect stay in Umberto's house.The house is in the middle of the " main street" of Sarnico close to the bakery and the market square, just a few steps from the lake. Everything you need is in the house, airco, fridge, wassing machine beds are good and all is very clean. the beds are good. Thanks Umberto for letting us stay in your house so we could feel the real Italie. Greetings from Henk, Danielle, Thom & Fleur from Holland
Thank you for the kind comment.
For us, it is certainly an incentive to continue on this path always trying to offer our attention and help the guest who wants to feel at home.
And this year a special appreciation for the delicacy of the Dutch guests who frequented our accommodations expressing warmth, friendliness and cooperation.
Greetings from Patrizia and Umberto
Fabulous location in beautiful lakeside village.
We had a super holiday and can highly recommend the apartment. It's location is wonderful and Sarinco is a lovely lakeside village. The owner was very helpful and the communication was excellent. Nearby car parking is convenient too. I hope we will indeed be back.
What to say except thank you for the positive comment and reciprocate the kindness and confidentiality of this family.
my task and my wife Patrizia is to put our guests in a position to feel at home as much as possible by helping them in their needs if requested by communicating in their own language
Sarnico is an important commercial and touristy centre on the right side of Lake Iseo, where it begins to get narrower to become Fiume Oglio.
The village, which is protected at the beginning by hills, leans softly forwards to the lake and it’s exposed. The hilly elevation and the lake breeze mitigate the climate. Large and airy squares, the lakeside and shops, on the lakeshore, give touristy vivacity to this centre, so it becomes a pleasant place where you can stay. Its geographic position and its outskirts (where there are many villas, green spaces, amusement and spectacular foreshortenings on the lake) offer tourists an ideal benchmark for holidays. The territory was already inhabited in prehistoric times in fact remains of a fortified village was discovered after an operation of drainage of the lake bottom. Remains of Roman age came to light in 1907 during the construction of Villa Faccanoni and along all the coast near Predore. But first documents go back at 862 a.C.The walk, for who loves to do some shopping, has a medieval semicircular structure with the back turned towards the mountain. Some remains of castles of Counts Martinengo are still visible.
The historic centre is well-known with the name of “Contrada“. Going along “via Lantieri” (in a multicoloured setting of shops) you can still note some architectonic proofs of the old village: portals, narrow streets, passages under arcades, old houses with solid walls.
in a narrow street you can see the Municipal Museom “G. Bellini”. The picture-gallery is housed in the oldest part of “Palazzo Gervasoni”, a XV century building standing on the highest point of the old town center of Sarnico.Sarnico is also the centre of architectonic models, which are considered important examples of modern style in Lombardy (all works of Giuseppe Sommaruga).
Starting from the nursery school in S.S.Redentore square, you can go up towards the main road and see where the cemetery front rises (inside it’s possible to admire the Mausoleum of Faccanoni’s family).Going on towards Predore (3 Km.), next to shipyards Riva, you can see Villa Surre. Going back towards the centre of Sarnico in “via Veneto”, on the coast, there is Villa Faccanoni. The route concludes in XX Settembre square with Villa Passeri.
In proximity to Villa Faccanoni, on the lake it’s possible to visit the characteristic church “Stella Maris” (1935) that is for years the starting point of the traditional summer procession of enlightened boats.
From Sarnico also depart several nature trails with panoramic lake view.
For example the path Forcella-Molere runs along the crest of the hills, about 400 mts high, just behind the center of Sarnico, in a panoramic position on the Iseo Lake; it is a mountain path, surrounded by an unspoilt copse facing the southern panoramic Basso Sebino.
Lake Iseo is located between the larger and more famous Lake Garda and Lake Como.
It’s along and narrow lake winding North South and sheltered by mountains.
It’s a more manageable size,however and a great destination for travellers who have already visited and appreciated the principal italian lakes or simply for holiday-makers who prefer exploring off the beaten track.
Lake Iseo has the biggest european island of lake full of tourists coming from United Kingdom,Usa,Germany,France,Holland and Scandinavia
Lake Iseo is full of fish which is served at restaurants alla round its shores.
It’s also a richly agricultural area,with small vineyard,allotments and olive groves stuffed with abundance.
Ancient chestnut groves are found on the island slopes and in the autumn we found dozens of italians out gathering sweet chestnuts and mushrooms.As well as fishing,agricolture and tourism,the lake is renowed for the net making industry.
The islanders of Monteisola in particolar are famous for their historic skill at making fishing nets,and also tennis,volley ball and football nets.
The lake is close to the towns of Bergamo and Brescia,and it has fairly good transport connections with a useful little railway running from Brescia up to the eastern shore of the lake and through the mountains valley to the north,The valle Camonica.
Monteisola is quite a nice italian destination for walkers.The ancient via Valeriana contours along above the lake,linking Brescia with the valle Camonica to the north and this has been marked and signposted for hikers.
Most of the lakeside towns have a picturesque promenade,a few interesting buildings and some winding historic lanes.
There are some interesting tourist attractions around or in easy reach of lake Iseo,includine some rather visual sights.
For example the famous Piramidi of Zone bizzarre geological formations where erosion has left the pinnacles surmounted by boulders,like high skinny mushrooms.
At the southern end of the lake is the Franciacorta,a nice area of countryside which is famous for its wine:with vineyards,monasteries and villas to admire as well as a wetland nature riserve