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Lakes at the bottom of the alps, alpine lakes and lake basins

Description

The largest lakes situated on the south of the Alps are navigable and served by public transport. In particular Lake Maggiore or Verbano and Lake Lugano or Ceresio which are crossing both the territories of Ticino and Italy. Around Lugano, you can also admire the small lakes of Origlio, Muzzano and Astano.

In Ticino there are 131 alpine lakes (including the artificial ones). Their colors are intense and vary from one place to another. They can be accessed by foot along well marked routes. Many guides will provide indications on the duration of the course and its difficulty, as well as historical and geographical information on each lake, allowing all those who love the mountains to prepare for wonderful hikes.

After the construction of dams, some artificial lakes like those of Luzzone, Vogorno, Sambuco and Palagnedra were formed. Their clear waters, their colors shading from green to blue and the shape of some of them makes them look like fjords.