Lake Maggiore

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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.

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Contract notice: Gr 05/15 race to the restricted procedure for the construction and delivery of a ship of 350 passengers bound to the navigazione lago maggiore.
He loves both France and Italy, and a home away from home might be a small hotel on Lago Maggiore.
Shortly afterwards, as an eight-year-old, Nock slipped on a pier in Locarno, when running after a paddleboat, and fell into the blue waters of Lago Maggiore.
We believe Peruggia was a patriot," said Simone Toffanin, director of the play entitled "The Trial of Vincenzo Peruggia" -- part of a summer theater festival in the town of Dumenza north of Milan near the shores of picturesque Lago Maggiore.
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From Bristol Airport 12 April, 3 May, 14 June, 12 July, 16 Aug, 6, 13, 20 & 27 Sept, 4 Oct, 8 days from pounds 669 This holiday includes a week on Lago Maggiore, Italy''s second largest lake, which stretches north from Lombardy and up into Switzerland.
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Stoneback, whose work is invariably interesting, outlines a case for what he calls "the Borromean subtext" of the Stresa scenes in A Farewell to Arms, invoking the Borromeo family that has owned the Borromean Isles in Lago Maggiore since the 12th century.
Material collected here formed the basis for a four-day short course held in Verbania, Lago Maggiore, Italy, in October, 2006.
First, the group drew a record crowd to its 2005 Congress in Baveno, a resort town on the shore of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy: 363 registered attendees and 100 partners and guests.
One of the dishes on the special Piedmont, Italy, menu (through Sunday) at Il Fornaio (Pasadena and Beverly Hills) is the interesting filetti di persico del Lago Maggiore (fresh perch sauteed with olive oil, champagne vinegar, white grape juice, garlic and thyme).