Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Maggiore, Lago, the most westerly of the Italian lakes, is 38 miles long, with a width varying from 2 to 7 miles, and is 640 feet above sea-level. The southern part is in Italy, and the northern in the Swiss canton of Ticino, the river of the same name flowing in at the north and out at the south of the lake, and in the south-west are the Borromcan Islands. The depth is over 1,100 feet. To the W. and part of E. are granite mountains rising to a height of 7,000 feet, and to the S. and E. are vine-clad hills. Fish abound, and the fishing is for the most part preserved.