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, the ruins of an ancient fortress with two towers and a chapel.Replacing several owners went to an island in the early 20th century Royal Navy captain Richeri Vincenzo, who 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. The lake fills the terminal basin of an ancient glacier, a 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.