The following recommendations can provide you only a few ideas and inspire you. 200 events per year alone are listed on the web site of Locarno - Ascona.
Click on the blue links and let yourself be surprised. Our region offers much more!
A Botanic Garden and a restaurant invite you to stroll around, to marvel at the colours and the perfume of the flowers and plants… and to relax. You find this small island near to Ascona / Locarno and it can be reached by the cruise boats of the region.
You walk uphill from the town centre the Way of the Cross, or you take the historic cable car to visit this famous pilgrimage church. It majestically overlooks Locarno and it is one of the most important and most religious historic places in the state of Ticino.
You reach by cableway the mountain top with a breathtaking view and restaurants. 1671 m above sea level, there is a viewing platform from where you can see at the same time the lowest point (Lago Maggiore) and the highest point (Dufour Peak) of Switzerland!
The giant dam – know from a James Bond 007 film, the untamed and widely untouched nature, a crystal clear mountain river, ancient picturesque stone bridges, the very old and authentic granite stone houses (grotto). Without doubt, you should not miss a visit.
This valley and its arms cover 1/5 of Ticino. A magnificent river lands-cape, swimming, untamed nature, the small and highest little village of Ticino, Bosco Gurin, which is under preservation order, the village Foroglio with its waterfall... discover much more!
Take the cableway up to the top: a big restaurant, a breathtaking view of Ticino and the lakes, the famous church St. Maria designed by architect M. Botta on the top of the mountain, scenic walks with great views...
In the valley "Splash" with water slide-ways, Spa, Hamam, Wellness and much more.
The biggest Factory Outlet Centre in southern Europe! 250 top brands in more the 160 shops with factory prices and discounts between 30 – 70 %. The Centre is also open on Sunday and you will find there also restaurants and bars.
This is a Swiss link. But also the nearby Italian Cannobio organizes on each Sunday morning a fascinating market on the lakeside promenade.
Or do you prefer the glamorous shopping passages of Milan with Italian fashion and style? They are only 1,5 h away.
No – this is not a normal theatre. Here in Ticino Dimitiri was born in 1935, one of the most famous clowns. In 1971 he founded his own theatre and today there is also a world renowned school for clowns. You may visit the little restaurant in the theatre before the performance. You will not forget your visit in this theatre.