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Ascona Travel Guide

A gem overlooking Lake Maggiore, surrounded by stunning mountains and with a unique atmosphere.

Ascona is beautiful and has lots of personality. The town has the right size to be explored on foot: the streets and alleys are incredibly quaint, dotted with stores and boutiques, cafés and restaurants, and are ideal for strolling. The promenade by the lake, with its bright colored houses, is picture perfect and the lake itself is an idyllic backdrop. Those who enjoy watersports can practice them during the long summer months, while those who prefer walking and biking can take advantage of the many panoramic routes around town. Gastronomy, too, is something to be enjoyed in and around Ascona: the region offers a great variety of restaurants, from gourmet eateries to traditional grottos, as well as producers that offer the chance to taste local products and wines.

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