Lake Maggiore


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Maggiore, Lake

 

(or Lake Verbano), a lake in Italy and Switzerland, in the southern spurs of the Lepontine Alps, situated at an elevation of 194 m. The lake is located in a tectonic basin, surrounded by steep and high banks, and dammed up on the south by the moraine of an ancient glacier. Length, 62.5 km; width, up to 4.5 km; area, 212 sq km; and maximum depth, 372 m. The navigable Ticino River, a left tributary of the Po, flows through the lake. The level of the lake varies by approximately 4 m over the year, with the highest level occurring in June and July. Lake Maggiore does not freeze over. The leading economic activities are shipping, fishing (trout, perch), and tourism. There are numerous resorts along the banks, including Locarno and Ascona in Switzerland and Cannobio, Pallanza, Stresa, and Laveno in Italy. Water sports are popular.

References in periodicals archive ?
Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in the region.
7 nights HB accommodation (3 on Lake Maggiore, 4 in Santa Margherita Ligure) ?
For our final dinner, we took a hotel shuttle to Giardino Ascona's sister property Giardino Lago, which has stunning views across Lake Maggiore.
The offer includes five nights at the four star Astroria, Lake Maggiore, followed by three nights at the three-star Giardinetto, Lake Orta - both on a half-board basis.
7 nights HB accommodation in Stresa on Lake Maggiore ?
00 The Italian Lakes Flying direct from Birmingham Departs 22 April, 13, 27 May, 17 June, 8 July, 16, 30 September & 14 October 2015 This wonderfully relaxing introduction to one of Europe's most scenic regions combines a fournight stay on beautiful Lake Maggiore, with its exquisite Isole Borromeo, with three nights on Lake Garda.
On September 1, 1937, Sir Campbell headed out onto the calm blue waters of Lake Maggiore on the Swiss-Italian frontier to set the world water speed record of 126.
SWITZERLANDThe five-star Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona, located on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Switzerland, offers its guests the chance to become a helicopter pilot for a day during their stay this summer.
33 miles per hour in his Bluebird K3 speedboat - nicknamed "Miss England" - on Lake Maggiore on Sept.
We feature a host of popular destinations in Catalonia and Andalucia in mainland Spain; the Balearic and Canary Islands; Elba, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Lake Iseo, Lake Maggiore and the Italian Riviera in Italy; the Julian Alps in Slovenia, the Tatras in Poland, the Harz mountains and Lower Bavaria in Germany as well as the Algarve in Portugal, Crete and Cyprus.
Fazza has maintained its position at the top of the overall standings with 1130 points, thanks to their superb second place after starting from the back of the pack in the 13-boat race on Lake Maggiore, north of Milan, on Sunday.
Lake Maggiore in northern Italy is the venue of the fourth round of the UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series, the most challenging and Xtreme Powerboat Racing in the world.