Brissago Islands, Brissago

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The Brissago Islands (Italian: Isole di Brissago) are a group of two islands located in the Swiss part of Lake Maggiore close to Ronco sopra Ascona and Brissago. Both islands belong to the district of Locarno, in the canton of Ticino.

San Pancrazio (also known as Grande Isola) is the larger and is well known for its botanical garden. On the smaller of the islands, known as Isolino, or Isola Piccola or Isola di Sant’Apollinare, the vegetation is allowed to develop naturally. Both benefit from the mild climate provided by the lake. The minimum distance from the shore is 1,040 metres for San Pancrazio and 930 metres for Sant'Apollinare, making them the farthest islands from the shore in Switzerland. Both islands culminate at 200 metres above sea level or 7 metres above lake level (193 m).
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  • We visited the island on a sunny autumn afternoon and it was the perfect program! The place is not too big, but perfect for a walk for a few hours in a mesmerizing environment full of plants and... 
    We visited the island on a sunny autumn afternoon and it was the perfect program! The place is not too big, but perfect for a walk for a few hours in a mesmerizing environment full of plants and...  more »
  • We were on a boat trip from Locarno which happened to stop at the islands in Lake Maggiore. We decided to alight and were pleased we did. We spent a very pleasant hour or so walking around the... 
    We were on a boat trip from Locarno which happened to stop at the islands in Lake Maggiore. We decided to alight and were pleased we did. We spent a very pleasant hour or so walking around the...  more »
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  • Beautiful natural place. The earth on heaven.
  • Small island with a wonderful collection of plants.

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