Castle on the island of Loretto

Loreto, a small island (Isola di Loreto) on Lake Iseo is situated on the territory of Northern Italy. Every year numerous tourists who come to tour the surprisingly beautiful lake, be sure to inspect this romantic island.

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At the end of V century the island was built a small monastery, which was abandoned in the sixteenth century.

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In 1580 during a visit by Cardinal Charles Borromeo Islands on the island found a settled hermit named Peter. At the end of the XIX century historian Gabrielle Rose wrote about the presence on the island of Loreto small ruins of an ancient fortress with two towers and a chapel.

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The island of Loreto, replacing multiple hosts went in the early twentieth century Royal Navy captain Vincenzo Richeri, who built here in 1910, a marina with two small lighthouses and the castle, around which were planted with conifers.

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Loreto Island is privately owned. Administratively it belongs to the district Siviano (Siviano) municipality of Monte Isola province of Brescia.

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The picturesque shores of Lake Iseo complement the beauty of the mysterious castle on the island of Loreto. The lake is 25 kilometers and a maximum width - 5 kilometers.

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Actor George Clooney has a small residence close by, was going to buy this island, but for some reason this story peredumal.Vsya added fame and a place of mystery.

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