Lago di Mergozzo, Mergozzo

#2 of 17 in Parks in Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Lago di Mergozzo is a small sub-alpine lake in northern Italy just to the west of Lago Maggiore and north of Lago d'Orta, at the mouth of the Val d’Ossola in the province of Verbano Cusio Ossola, Piedmont.In ancient times it was the extreme point of the short northwestern arm of Lago Maggiore, formed by glaciation. However repeated flooding of Maggiore’s tributary the Toce deposited sediment which gradually formed a stretch of land which cut off Mergozzo from the larger expanse of water, and from the Toce itself. Today the settlement of Fondotoce stands on this alluvial plain. The small town Mergozzo, which lies at the other end of the lake, gives it its name. The greater part of the lake falls within the commune of Mergozzo, the rest within Verbania.Monte Orfano rises from the south-west shore of the lake; the limestone rocks of which it is composed are heavily quarried. On the opposite side of the lake the mountains form the beginning of the Corni di Nibbio chain which divides the Val d’Ossola from the Valgrande and its National Park.
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  • Clean Lake, the municipality offers a dog beach where you can swim undisturbed
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  • A tour definitely to do for whom there has never been, the small lake has its own charm, the country is very cute, colorful streets of decorations create a fun and friendly atmosphere at the bottom of the Lake a good beer and what else can you ask for?
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  • I have to say it was a nice surprise this 8 km circumference Lake just a few km from Stresa. Several campsites along the shores and beaches for bathing at a good price. Many families and many foreigners. You can canoe or walk around the beautiful lakeside promenade up to Mengozzo. Beautiful country with hotels restaurants and pizzerias. Parking lots at a good price. I don't think it's good enough for a vacation but definitely worth a visit.
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  • Great place for swimming.
  • Relaxing bathing area with great facilities. Young staff and helpful. Paddle boats, canoes up to 2 beds, deckchairs and beach loungers and umbrellas: convenient and well maintained. Good choice for refreshment. The beach is well taken care of, although it could earn if they get land recovery works in winter by the State and the municipality of mergozzo. Parking is a sore point. That surcharge is always more expensive and always cared less municipal Manager of mergozzo. Free car parks are few or far apart ... It's about time to give a space shuttle or manage to grow tourism in areas like this.
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  • Lake with clear water there are motorboats makes it very beautiful Sin x little beaches cured grass and fallow everywhere.
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  • Awesome Lake and clear water for bathing and spins with Paddle boats. To visit
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  • Transparent water. Free and equipped beach, although not too large. Some bars x sandwiches and drinks. Goose and duck that circulate freely. Paid parking nearby. Going back often.
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