The city of Locarno and the town of Ascona, only a few kilometres apart, both on the shore of Lake Maggiore, offer visitors an unparalleled wealth of culture, fine dining, and breathtaking views. The lakeside promenade of Locarno is the ideal place for a stroll under the palms, while you can savour a coffee and appreciate the friendly come-and-go of the city on the terraces of Piazza Grande, venue for many world-famous events, including the Locarno Film Festival and Moon and Stars. Close by, across the Maggia river, accessible from Locarno via a convenient cycle and foot path, the town of Ascona boasts one of the most glamorous spots on the entire canton. Its lakeside, kissed by the sun and closed to vehicles, lets visitors stroll peacefully with a view of the botanical park on the Isles of Brissago, also accessible by boat. Ascona boasts some of the most prestigious restaurants and hotels in Switzerland, making your visit a dream come true.