Lake Lugano, also known as Lago Cerisio in Italian, lies between Swizerland and Italy, at 889 feet (271 m) above sea level. It is located between Lakes Como and Maggiore, and is named after the city of Lugano. Its greatest length is about 22 miles (35 km), its greatest width about 2 miles (3 km). Due to severe pollution problems, it is forbidden to bathe in the lake.
The caption reads in the original French:
Le Salvador et le Lago Cerisio.