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Sulzano is a small village and port on the east coast of Lake Iseo, one of the important lakes in northrn Italy.
Italy This Way comment: you will probably not set out to visit Sulzano - there is not a great deal to see here - but you will more likely find yourself with an hour to spare in the village while you wait for your ferry to visit Monte Isola, the beautiful island in the middle of Lake Iseo...
The main car park for passengers visiting Monte Isola is in the northern part of Sulzano, on Via Dante Alighieri. There is a short walk from here to the town centre and the ferry terminal, but you will still be glad you parked here rather than drove around the centre looking for a parking space closer to the terminal!
In the small centre of the village there are two or three restaurants and shops, including a small supermarket and a cake shop if you need to organise your picnic. The ticket office for ferries to Monte Isola is near the terminal, and you can also find Sulzano tourist information office here.
If you find you have time to spare before your ferry departure, walk south from the centre along Contrado del Drago to visit the small old town in Sulzano. This alley continues until you reach the main road, which you can cross and carry on along Via Chiesa to see the baroque style church of Sulzano.
Returning to the ferry terminal, you can enjoy a very beautiful view across the lake to the Monte Isola and the village of Peschiera - it is worth stopping to see this view if you drive passed Sulzano even if you don't have time to take the ferry and explore the island. The views across the harbour and along the lake shore in both directions from here are also very charming.
Christo and the floating piers
As you explore Sulzano you will also see reference to an important art installation called 'The Floating Piers' that was created here in summer 2016 by the artist called Christo. Floating piers were constructed between the town and the islands and completely wrapped in orange cloth. Substantial parts of the harbour and old town in Sulzano were also wrapped in the same cloth.
A remarkable site that was visited by many thousands of people, the installation was, alas, temporary and now all we have is photos of the occasion...
The main attractions close to Sulzano are of course on Monte Isola, with villages such as Peschiera and Sensole. See also the Lake Iseo travel guide for more information.
Photos of Sulzano
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Map of Sulzano and places to visit
Places to visit near Sulzano
See more places nearby in the Lombardy guide