Brissago Islands - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Brissago Islands
The Brissago Islands are one of Ticino’s most magical places - a small subtropical paradise on Lake Maggiore that is easily accessible by boat. The islands were used as a refuge by early Christians. The smaller Brissago island is covered by vegetation that grows of its own accord, and that is kept in its natural state.
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Attractions Near Brissago Islands
3.61km from Brissago Islands
Monte Verità is a place of beauty and peace, where you can rediscover the flavour of history and the energy of nature. The park is considered one of the energetic places of the Canton Ticino. The great wooded park of more than 72’000 square metres, which tells the story of a century in an uncontaminated area, was created by the founders of the vegetarian colony and later purchased by the baron Eduard von der Heydt. One of the main attractions of this area.
5.97km from Brissago Islands
The Castello Visconteo, now an archaeological museum, is located on the edge of the old town and was built in the 12th century, probably as the residence of a Captain Orelli, who remained true to the Emperor. In 1260, it fell into the hands of the Ghibellines. In 1342 the Visconti of Milan, for whom it is now named, attacked the castle from both the land and the lake side and took it. It first came into the hands of the Eidgenossen in 1503.
6.25km from Brissago Islands
The historic core of Locarno extends from the slopes of the Cimetta to the ancient bank of the Verbano towards which the front of porticoed buildings on the north-west side of today's Piazza Grande opened. The alleys leading up to the old town, characterized by several ancient buildings, depart from the Piazza Grande. The front of arcaded buildings at the foot of the hill, once located near the shore of the lake, is dominated by the civic tower referable to the fortifications commissioned by the
Madonna del Sasso
6.57km from Brissago Islands
The Madonna del Sasso in Orselina above Locarno is the most important sanctuary in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. For centuries, pilgrims would walk to the Sacred Mountain where, according to the tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared. Two routes are possible: the steep Via Crucis or the trails in the natural valley where a few chapels are located. Numerous works of art preserved in the sanctuary - stuccoes, frescoes, ex-votos , Bramantino and Ciseri canvases - were revitalized by the r
Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular
6.58km from Brissago Islands
The Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular, is a funicular railway near the city of Locarno in the Swiss canton of Ticino. The line links a lower station in the city center with the pilgrimage site of the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso and the municipality of Orselina. It forms part of the route to the summit of nearby Cimetta mountains.
6.81km from Brissago Islands
The Gridone, Ghiridone, or Monte Limidario is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, overlooking Lake Maggiore near Brissago. At 2,188 meters above sea level, its summit straddles the border between Italy and Switzerland. The summit can be easily reached from both sides, although it is nearly 2,000 meters above Lake Maggiore.
Discover More Attractions in Ticino, Home of Brissago Islands
The canton is named after the river Ticino, it is the only canton where Italian is the sole official language and represents the bulk of the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. Ticino hosts two World Heritage sites: the Three Castles of Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio.