Promenade of Ascona

For this travel theme, multicolored, I can’t resist to post a picture of the Promenade of Ascona, Ticino

Ascona promenade

Ascona promenade, Lago Maggiore, Switzerland


is Switzerland’s lowest lying town, at 196m above sea level

It lies at the northern shore of Lago Maggiore, Ascona is famous for its mild climate, its old town and the lake promenade, which is dotted with street cafes and boasts a Laton ambience.

What to do

A ship ride on the Lago maggiore is highly recommended, and if time permits, visit the Island of Brissago, home to more than 1000 plants from all over the world, which thrive there thanks to the mild, mediterranean climate.

Explore the either by hiking or by bike the surrounding towns along the Lago maggiore (see link below) or attend the Top events.

Top Events

  • Artisti di Strada – Over 100 shows of all kind of art forms at free admission performed by artists from all over the world along the lake promenade (Piazza) and in the streets and alleys of Ascona (May).
  • JazzAscona – Europe’s largest hot jazz festival. Internationally renowned artists perform live on stages located along the enchanting Ascona lake promenade and link the event directly with the city of New Orleans (June-July).
  • Settimane Musicali di Ascona – The most prestigious classical music festival in Ticino with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles as well as recitals on single instruments held at the Churches Collegio Papio in Ascona and San Francesco in Locarno (August-October).


Further reading

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