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How to reach the Brissago Islands

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How to travel to the Brissago Islands

The islands can be reached by boat from Porto Ronco or several other towns.

Via Porto Ronco

Porto Ronco is a village on Lake Maggiore between Ascona and the Italian border. It can be reached by bus and by car. There is limited parking in the village.

Boats operate quite frequently between Porto Ronco and the larger island.

Via other towns

You can also reach the island from other towns on the lake via less frequent boats: Locarno, Ascona and Brissago. Find information here.

Dates of operation

The island is open during day time, from April to November (during the season in which the boats operate). 


Find the boat schedules. The boat dock at the island is called 'Isole di Brissago', so fill that out as your destination.

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