Five things you must do...if you’re not watching a film
The region of Ascona Locarno makes for a huge natural and cultural playground, offering some unforgettable experiences that you, and your family, will cherish forever. Here are just five of our favourite things to do while you’re not watching a film. To discover more atractions please visit www.ascona-locarno.ch
1. The Isole di Brissago
They are easily accessible by boat and transform natural scenery into something beautiful. Thanks to their view, attractions and botanical garden, the Brissago islands are the two jewels which emerge from Lago Maggiore.
2. The “Grotto” and its typical dishes
Eating at the shadow of tradition is an unforgettable experience. For the genuineness of the local kitchen’s typical dishes, but also for the beauty and the conviviality guaranteed by the only places where it is possible to do it: the “grotti”.
3. The Madonna del Sasso and its view
A pilgrimage site and place of reflection since centuries, the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso is the most important one in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Thanks to its courtyard and frescos, it represents an architectural patrimony with an incomparable view.
4. A water paradise
Lake, swimming pools or the valley rivers. There is an embarrassing wealth of options, in a region where the places where having a bath are so many. The opportunity to dive in very different ways, according to your taste.
5. Art cubed
From pop art to Arte Informale, from abstract art to New Dada. Set up in a modern, red cube-shaped building, the Ghisla Art Collection is an invitation to join a great collection of contemporary art masterpieces.