Discover the city

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Lago Maggiore II

Ascona Emotions and Colors

At dawn a hatch opens onto the deck of a sailboat. The light from the sun’s first rays and the clean, cool air lift his spirits. His first thought is the same every morning as he ponders the waters of the lake, his Lake Maggiore: “Blue is the colour of peace”.


A taste of sunshine

There are few places where outdoor activities are available year-round – Ticino is one of them. Known as the “Sonnenstube”, or sunshine capital, of Switzerland, Ascona draws visitors from spring to early autumn to bathe in Lake Maggiore or to venture up for a mountain hike in shorts, when at a mere 200 km away, it’s still freezing!


Love at first sight

How often does that prefect holiday lead you to think about settling in a place or maybe buying a weekend getaway? 


Welcome to Ascona

A gem overlooking Lake Maggiore, surrounded by stunning mountains and with a unique atmosphere.