Thanks to culture, lake and mountains, the Ascona-Locarno region is the perfect vacation destination to relax or enjoy the best entertainment. Ascona is also an ideal starting point for excursions in the surrounding valleys.


Ascona is a true paradise with its direct lakeside location, palm trees and Mediterranean ambience. Characterised by history, art and culture, it is now a popular holiday resort and the characteristic lake promenade make the small town on Lake Maggiore a unique bijou.

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Known to many as the city on the Verbano where the “Locarno Treaties” were signed. But Locarno has also much else to offer. The old part of town, known as Città Vecchia, is full of surprises and interesting discoveries with its boutiques, cafés, palaces, churches and the Visconti Castle. Characteristic is the picturesque, historical atmosphere in the narrow alleys that all lead to the famous Piazza Grande.

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Lush green vegetation and pristine nature surrounded by majestic peaks: with its enchanting atmosphere, typical Ticino villages, history and culture, the Maggia valley is a magical region and an all-season destination for excursions.

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Valle Verzasca

Idyllically nestled in an imposing mountainscape, the Verzasca valley is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and relaxing in nature. Forming the heart of the valley is the emerald-green Verzasca river with its polished gorges and deep pools made for summer bathing. Not for nothing are some of the bathing places here called the “Maldives of Switzerland”.

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Valle Onsernone

Considered the wildest valley in the whole region, the Onsernone valley is the ideal destination for those seeking both originality and peace of mind.

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