Ascona is a picturesque, elegant and romantic former fishing village with many small streets where you can find local shops and galleries. The car-free lake promenade invites you to stroll and enjoy. Numerous events take place here, such as the Jazz Festival, the Street Artists Festival or the Chestnut Festival. Let yourself be enchanted by this jewel
Locarno, the valleys and the lake
Locarno, the charming small town on the shores of Lake Maggiore, has become famous for its annual film festival in Piazza Grande. But also the old town with the numerous small shops is absolutely worth seeing.
An excursion into the picturesque valleys around Lake Maggiore is an absolute must. Here you can go on relaxing hikes, visit idyllic old villages and deep gorges and explore unique landscapes. Visit the famous Valle Verzasca, the mysterious Valle Onsernone, the wildly romantic Maggiatal or take the popular narrow-gauge railway through the ravine rich Centovalli.