Navigation permission for private boats on Lake Maggiore


Foreign tourists wishing to sail on Lake Maggiore with their private motor- or sailing boats need an official permission and the related temporary number plates, which are released at the information desk of the Ascona-Locarno Tourism in Tenero.


To download:

Navigation permissions for private boats on Lago Maggiore - Permission fees 2017

Prescriptions about water and boats (in Italian and German only).

Notices (in italian only)

Equipent and Safety (in Italian)

Letter with informations (in Italian)


Opening times Information desk Tenero for release permissions - Summer Season (May-October)

Monday - Friday: 09.00-12.00 / 14.00-18.00 (17.00 during June)
  June/September/October: 09.00-12.00
  July/August: 09.00-12.00 / 13.30-17.30
Sunday and holidays: closed



Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Via ai Giardini
6598 Tenero,


+41 91 759 77 44


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