During ancient times the town was a popular destination for noble families due to its optimum lakeside setting. It still continues to be popular today and many happy tourists come and go. The shores are strewn with many classic villas dating from earlier periods and among these are Villa Martinengo-Villagana as a typical example of the Lake's Renaissance architecture with its magnificent park sloping down to the calm lake shore.
The main parish church of San Zenone (Iseo's largest church) is located on a hillside by the lake promenade and is dedicated to Saint Zenone, which reportedly was the fishermen's patron saint. In 1870 a beautiful staircase was added up to the church with marble railing, and eventually the striking mosaic of the Virgin and Child. The train from Sale Marasino to Brescia takes approx. 45 minutes. Other transport options may also include the boat service to Montisola, which departs from the local fishing village in the middle of Sale Marasino. There are also a few public lakeside beaches close by the village centre and the weekly market day is Thursday.
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