Locarno on Lake Maggiore

8 July 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

© panoramio.com - Ozonski/cc-by-3.0

© panoramio.com – Ozonski/cc-by-3.0

Locarno is a southern Swiss town and municipality in the district Locarno (of which it is the capital), located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore at its northeastern tip in the canton of Ticino at the southern foot of the Swiss Alps. It has a population of about 16,000 (proper), and about 56,000 for the agglomeration of the same name including Ascona besides other municipalities.   read more…

The Lago Maggiore

14 October 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  7 minutes

Isola Bella - Borromean Islands © Mbdortmund

Isola Bella – Borromean Islands © Mbdortmund

Lake Maggiore is a large lake located on the south side of the Alps. It is the second largest of Italy and largest of southern Switzerland. Lake Maggiore is the most westerly of the three great prealpine lakes of Italy, it extends for about 70 km between Locarno and Arona. The climate is mild in both summer and winter, producing Mediterranean vegetation, with beautiful gardens growing rare and exotic plants. Well-known gardens include those of the Isola Madre, Isola Bella and the Isole di Brissago, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa.   read more…

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