Welcome to Ascona

Switzerland’s Mediterranean Jewel

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

Ascona is known for its beauty and has lots of personality: it’s just the right size to be explored on foot, taking in the charming side streets and alleyways which are dotted with shops and boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The lakefront promenade is picture-perfect, with its brightly coloured houses set against the idyllic backdrop of the lake. Lovers of watersports can enjoy them through the long summer months, whilst those who favour walking and cycling can take advantage of the many panoramic routes around the town. Regional gastronomy is widely available in and around Ascona, with a great variety of dining options ranging from gourmet eateries to traditional grottos, as well as the chance for visitors to sample local wines and specialities created by the artisans of our territory.