Largest Lakes of Italy (by surface area)

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Overview

Which is the largest lake in Italy by surface area?
The largest lake by surface area in Italy is Lake Garda with an area of 370 km2. At second and third, are Lake Maggiore which spans 213 km2 and Lake Como at 146 km2.The surface areas of the major lakes in Italy range from 18 km2 to 370 km2, with the average area at around 159.1 km2.

 Compare Lake Garda with Lake Como

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Deepest Lakes. The deepest lake in Italy is Lake Como with a maximum depth of 425 meters.The depths of the major lakes in Italy range from 143 meters to 425 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 314.8 meters on average.

Lakes with the largest volumes. The largest lake in Italy by volume is Lake Garda with a volume of 50.35 km3.The water volumes of the major lakes in Italy range from 1.30 km3 to 50.35 km3, with lakes holding up to 23.5 km3 of water on average.


Here are Italy's largest lakes by surface area.

Lake Garda.

Beautiful Lake Garda (Italy) AERIAL DRONE 4K (credit: Youtube/Ruben's Drone Photography)

Lake Garda is the largest lake by surface area in Italy at 370 km2.

Lake Garda is a lake that holds up to 50.35 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 346 meters. The lake also covers 370 km2 in surface area.

It spans 52 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Italy.

The name Garda is said to have evolved from a Germanic word warda, meaning "place of guard" or "place of observation".

 

 Compare Lake Garda with Llyn Cowlyd from Wales.

 Compare Lake Garda with Lake Lucerne from Switzerland.


Lake Maggiore.

Beautiful drone view of Lake Maggiore (credit: Youtube/thedronebook)

Lake Maggiore is the 2nd deepest lake in Italy at 372 meters.

Lake Maggiore is a large lake fringed by both Italy (Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy) and Switzerland (Ticino).

Reaching as deep as 372 meters, Lake Maggiore holds up to 37 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 213 km2.

It spans 64 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Italy.

 

 Compare Lake Maggiore with Lake Orta from Italy.

 Compare Lake Maggiore with Loch Lomond from Scotland.


Lake Como.

Italy - Lake Como (Lago di Como) | 4K Drone (credit: Youtube/ Tabo Hartog)

Lake Como is the deepest lake in Italy at 425 meters.

Containing up to 22.50 km3 of water, Lake Como has a maximum depth of 425 meters and spans a surface area of 146 km2.

It spans 46 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Italy.

Located in Lombardy, Lake Como is a popular tourist destination, well known for its landscapes, wildlife, and spas.

 

 Compare Lake Como with Lower Lough Erne from Northern Ireland.

 Compare Lake Como with Lake Lugano from Switzerland, Italy.


Lake Lugano.

Lake Lugano in 4K (Credit: Youtube/PlaneCam)

Like Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano is fringed by both Italy and Switzerland.

Lake Lugano is the 2nd deepest lake in Switzerland at 288 meters.

Lake Lugano is a lake that holds up to 6.50 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 288 meters. The lake also covers 49 km2 in surface area.

Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Switzerland, Italy.

 

 Compare Lake Lugano with Ullswater from England.

 Compare Lake Lugano with Onega from Russia.


Lake Orta.

Aerial Italy By Drone | Lake Orta (Credit: Youtube/DroneScapes by Atellani)

Spanning a surface area of 18 km2, Lake Orta contains up to 1.30 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 143 meters.

It spans 13 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Italy.

Within Lake Orta, is an island - Isola San Giulio or St. Julius island. San Giulio island is 275 meters long and 140 meters wide, housing the famous Basilica di San Giuliu.

 

 Compare Lake Orta with Lake Como from Italy.

 Compare Lake Orta with Coniston Water from England.


Datasets on Lakes

 World — Deepest lakes   |   Largest lakes by water volume   |   Largest lakes by surface area

 Largest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Deepest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Largest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   China   |   Russia   |   UK   |   Italy   |   Switzerland   |   Scandinavia   |   Argentina   |   Australia

 Deepest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   UK   |   Australia

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