Ascona nestles in an idyllic location on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore. Thanks to its mild climate, the beautiful Old Town with its twisty alleyways and the countless appealing street cafes on the lakeside promenade, Ascona is popular with visitors from far beyond Switzerland.
Distance: 8.1 km
By car: 11 min.
Local bus: 25 min.
On foot: 1 hr 45 min.
Its main landmark is the high bell tower of the church of San Pietro e Paolo, a pillared basilica dating from the 16th century that is located at the heart of the Old Town. Situated not far from Locarno, Ascona offers not only elegant boutiques, exclusive hotels and excellent restaurants but also opportunities for many sporting activities. These include an attractive 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, windsurfing, sailing and other water sports. Nearby side valleys such as the Maggiatal and the Centovalli are a real paradise for hikers and bikers.