The surroundings


In sunny Ticino you will enrich your life with new experiences. Whether you are a summit climber gazing over the unique Ticino or strolling along the promenade of Lago Maggiore with delicious ice cream in your hand - there are attractions hidden everywhere waiting to be discovered.

Bungy Jumping Verzasca Valley

For once in my life, I would like to... If you say that about bungy jumping, Ticino is the place to be. James Bond jumped from the famous 220-metre-high dam wall.

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Monte Verità

On Monte Verità you will find a congress and cultural centre. Amidst the tranquility of the 7-hectare park and with an incomparable view of Lake Maggiore, you can enjoy a unique experience.

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Cycling through Ticino

Whether on a racing bike, mountain bike or e-bike - everyone will find a suitable route in Ticino. Climb the mountains or cycle along the lakes and rivers through the beautiful landscape in the southern part of Switzerland.

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Falconeria Locarno

In Locarno, not far from Ascona, you can experience spectacular performances with birds of prey. Watch and dive into the fascinating world of eagles, falcons, owls and vultures.

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Bolle di Magadino

Experience nature trails through the middle of one of Switzerland's nine alluvial landscapes. The Bolle are home to a special flora and fauna in the transition area between water and land.

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Food & Drink

The region around Lago Maggiore and the winding valleys are proud of their gastronomic traditions and typical Ticino products. We have listed our favourite places and recommend you pack plenty of hunger and thirst.

Ristorante Da Enzo

The address for gourmets and bon vivants is located at the entrance to the wildly romantic Maggia Valley in Ponte Brolla. Embedded in wildly growing bamboo, proud palm trees or the splendour of roses in summer. A place to feel good.

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Grottino Ticinese

Here you will discover typical Ticinese cuisine: polenta, risotto or homemade gnocchi as a starter and a light vegetable ratatouille or hearty meat as a main course. For dessert, guests are tempted with the "Dolci fatti in casa".

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Osteria Nostrana

You will find the Osteria directly on the famous Piazza on the lake promenade. The traditional restaurant exudes a unique and unmistakable atmosphere. On the terrace you can enjoy a direct view of the lake promenade.

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Gelateria Sole-Ascona

What could be better than a gelati? Whether after a bike tour, a sightseeing tour or a walk along the lake - it's the perfect way to get that holiday feeling.

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Pizzeria e Gelateria Primavera Locarno

What's always good? That's right, a pizza! Here you will find perhaps the best pizza in Locarno - traditionally, of course, straight from the stone oven. For dessert, the ice cream is a must.

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Whether in the old town or at the Mercatino - everywhere you go you will find local producers with well-known Ticino products. If you're looking for a local souvenir, you're sure to find the perfect gift shop in our tips.

Genuity Shop Ascona

A small market hall in the middle of Ascona. Here you will find the perfect souvenir for your pantry.

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Via Borgo Boutiques

Shopping enthusiasts will discover many small, elegant boutiques in Via Borgo. It's worth strolling through the alleys of the old town and browsing the boutiques.

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Ascona market

An all-day market is held on Ascona's lakefront every Tuesday. Local crafts are well represented, with handicrafts made from local produce. You can also discover culinary specialties from Ticino at the numerous market stalls.

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Centro Tenero

You can spend a perfect shopping day in the Tenero shopping centre. From sporting goods and fashion shops to building and hobby shops, you'll find everything in one place.

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Casa del Gusto

Gift ideas, souvenirs, accessories or other delights for everyday life. At Casa del Gusto you will find everything your heart desires.

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Fior da Lisa Ascona

Flowers say more than a thousand words. At Fior da Lisa you will find bouquets for every occasion. Even on holiday you can give your loved ones a treat. We have the right vase to go with it.

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