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 larger and is well known for its botanical garden. On the smaller island, known as Isolino, 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 took the Lago Maggiore boat from Brissago to Isola Grande and spent an enjoyable afternoon strolling around the villa grounds and admiring all the different types of plants and scenery. There is a....  more
    We took the Lago Maggiore boat from Brissago to Isola Grande and spent an enjoyable afternoon strolling around the villa grounds and admiring all the different types of plants and scenery. There is a....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The whole island covered by botanical garden, where you can see many interesting plants, beautiful place under sun and definitely worth a visit. We took a boat from Ascona and the journey itself is a pleasant experience.
  • Nice to explore around the small island with various plants worth to spend your half day there.

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