Discover Ascona and Locarno

Lago Maggiore e Valli

Ascona and Locarno in a nutshell

Getting bored is strictly prohibited here! The Lake Maggiore and valleys area has a stunning array of things to offer, with something to suit all tastes. From palm trees to glaciers, in a mild, sun-kissed climate, amidst exotic plants and panoramic peaks: what more could you ask for? Don’t miss the dolce vita in Ascona, the Piazza Grande in Locarno, the Islands of Brissago, Maggia Valley and the Verzasca Valley.


5,649 + 16,269


196 m a.s.l.

Surface area

4.97 + 19.42 km²



Unmissable events

Whether it’s the Locarno Festival or JazzAscona, Moon&Stars or the longstanding Settimane Musicali di Ascona: there are plenty of events all year round on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Which event is the one for you?


Top attractions

Are you looking for the perfect selfie? Do you want to show your Instagram contacts what a great holiday you’re having? You mustn’t miss out on a quick trip to Cardada-Cimetta and don’t forget to take a look at the magnificent Sacro Monte Madonna del Sasso while you’re there.
Ascona-Locarno also has plenty to offer families and those seeking wellbeing: the Falconeria will take your breath away while the Termali Salini spa will leave you feeling like a new person.

Be inspired!

Ascona and Locarno are synonymous with events, excursions, the dolce vita, sunshine and good weather, a delicious dish savoured in a grotto or restaurant and a series of spectacular views. The weather, views and events come together in Locarno to generate emotions and inspire you to seek out new experiences. 
Here are some we have collected together for you.