Favorite thing: I absolutely love nativity scenes and the ones at Lago d'Iseo were wonderful. I really enjoy simple nativity scenes, not too over the top. The ones there had a fishing theme which I really liked. On Monete Isola Jesus, Mary and Joseph were placed inside a toy boat under a Christmas tree. In Iseo the nativity scene was displayed in three rowing boats on the harbour.
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Vegetarians in Lovere
Favorite thing: Unless you want to eat pizza every night, vegetarians are very badly catered for in Lovere. We didn't eat out once whilst we were there. Everything seems to have meat and fish in it.
When eating out, you must take a phrase book because there are very few menus in English.
The supermarket to the north of Lovere is very good and we just bought raw ingredients and made our own food. On the last day we bought mini pizzas which were fab. Not like the rubbish you buy in the UK.
If you are buying fruit and veg out of the supermarket, you need to weigh them and have a label printed by punching in the code marked on the main price ticket. We used to do this years ago in the UK and I only realised this is what is done in Italy because I saw some one else doing it.
Wildlife on the lake
Favorite thing: Lake Iseo was filled with greedy seagulls, squabbling ducks and graceful swans. It was interesting to walk along the waterfront and watch the antics of all these wild birds.