Things to do in Ascona, Switzerland

The small town of Ascona, perched on the edge of the gorgeous Lake Maggiore is the pick of the lakeside towns. Ascona is one of Switzerland’s most eligible destinations for the international traveller.

Ascona is based in Ticino, Switzerland’s southern, Italian speaking region and a popular Swiss bolthole. The picturesque setting is blended with an artistic and cultural.

Ascona, Switzerland is one of the country’s most picturesque lakeside towns. Read my guide to the best things to do in Ascona.

Ascona: Switzerland’s Outdoor Playground

Laid back it might be, but don’t think Ascona is all about espressos after lunch and early morning swims in the lakes. There’s a glut of outdoor activities to be enjoyed by those who like their breaks a little more on the lively side.

The surrounding mountains don’t just provide a cute backdrop for your holiday snaps — they’re full of opportunities for exploration. If your feet are itching for a bit of action, pack a picnic and head off on a day long excursion into the hinterlands.

Where to Stay

Few places are better to do this in Ascona than Hotel Eden Roc. This timelessly classic hotel in Switzerland reopened a few years ago following an extensive renovation to offer the best in luxurious lakeside living.

Where to Eat

Alternatively, make your way to the town’s newest hotspot Marina. Feast on the views and kick back with a mouth-watering selection of pan-European dishes starring homemade pastas and more.

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