Italy » Lago Maggiore | Italy
North Italian Mountain Lake with Swiss roots
Lago Maggiore | Italy: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Degree of difficulty:
Some experience is an advantage
Boating license essential
|Character of waterway:
back to nature, with urban surroundings
|Profile of waterway:
Hardly ever used
Waterway has access to:
Der Lago Maggiore in Italien
Lakes of Italy: Lago Maggiore
A lot of people think of this lake to be Swiss. This might be because of the very famous adjacent Swiss towns like Locarno and Ascona. In reality, only about 20% of the lake is Swiss territory, the entire rest lies in Italy.
These 80% are sufficient to make it second in size of the Italian lakes after the Lago di Garda, with well known places like Stresa, Arona, Luino etc. It has a surface of 212.5 km2 and has a considerable depth of 372 m, meaning that the ground of the lake lies up to 170 m below Sea level.