Lake Iseo, Italy: Take your better half to drink wine, climb a mountain, and drink wine
Two hours northeast of Milan, Lake Iseo is often overshadowed by the bigger, ritzier, George Clooney-er Lake Como. But Iseo is much more quaint. Decompress and reconnect with your better half against a dramatic backdrop of vineyards, medieval castles, and the roughly 5-square-mile, 1,400-foot-high Monte Isola, which soars up from the middle of the lake. This summer, all eyes will be on Christo’s next blockbuster art installation, The Floating Piers, his first outdoor project since 2005’s The Gates in New York. For 16 days in June, the public will be able to walk on water for almost 2 miles atop 200,000 floating cubes covered in glittering yellow fabric.