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Lake Maggiore is the longest lake of the Italian Lakes measuring 65 km. long and has a surface area of 215 sq. km.  It is about 25 km. in width on average, although twice as wide near Luino. Although given the name "maggiore" which means greater, it is not the largest lake giving those honors to Lake Garda.  The northern tip of the lake lies in Switzerland with two important towns, Locarno and Ascona.  Ascona is a delightful town, known also for its Jazz festival at the end of June.

The Borromean Bay between Stresa and Verbania, is blessed with three islands known as the Borromean Islands.  These islands are not to be missed on a visit to Lake Maggiore.  Isoal Bella is known for its baroque palace and gardens, Isola Pescatori for it's fishing character with it's typical lake boats and the scenic Isola Madre is known for its gardens.


Canobbio, Lake Maggiore
 

   
 

 

 

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