Le Torbiere del Sebino   03045
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1 Monte Alto 651
2 Colombaro
4 Lame Torbiere del Sebino
5 Corno Pendita 512
6 Monte Rosa (Dufourspitze) 4634
7 San Giovanni delle Formiche 612
8 Sarnico
9 Clusane
10 Lamette Torbiere del Sebino
11 Lago d' Iseo (Lake Iseo)
12 Pisogne


Location: Iseo (Balota del Coren) (611 m)      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: Italy      Date:
Near Lake Iseo there is a peat plain of 2km2 that in certain places reaches a depth of 5 metres.
It is a rather small area: only 360 hectares formed by stretches of water, surrounded by cultivated fields or by roads and houses. One part is in direct contact with Lake Iseo and is called Lametta; there is also an inner part called Lama, formed by big basins that are divided by small dikes of earth, and another part with more basins obtained after the extraction of clay.
When desiccated, peat was a precious material for the economy of the area because it could be used instead of coal, which was very expensive to import. Before the oil age and the introduction of electricity, peat was used in furnaces, spinning wheels, factories, to heat houses and even to stoke the train Brescia-Iseo-Edolo until the First World War.


Giuseppe Marzulli

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