The lowest-lying town in Switzerland is Ascona. It is situated on the northern shore of Lago Maggiore, commonly known as Lake Langen, at an elevation of 196 meters above sea level. Ascona is known for its pleasant weather, Old Town, and a lake promenade that is lined with cafés and has a Latin vibe.
Ascona has always been passionate about the finer things in life and has always paid close attention to the level of service. The lakeside promenade and the winding alleyways are full of temptations, including fashion boutiques, stores carrying high-end worldwide brands or goods made by talented artisans, galleries featuring little-known artifacts, gift shops selling trinkets, and stores selling liquor and excellent wines.
It is highly recommended to see the church of San Pietro e Paolo, which can be found in Ascona’s historic Borgo district. The basilica-style church was built in the sixteenth century. Columns help to define the basilica’s interior. The distinctive feature of Ascona, a popular tourist site, is its tall bell tower. The Old Town’s winding streets lead to the Lake Promenade, a car-free area with attractive sidewalk cafés.
Above Ascona is the Monte Verità, often known as the Mountain of Truth. Here, in the beginning of the 20th century, a colony of adherents of unconventional ideas was founded. Celebrities from all around the world visited the colony. Today’s alternative colony and its founders’ histories are on display in a museum on the mountain, where seminars are held by the universities of Lucerne and Zurich.
Especially for a romantic weekend or a short vacation, Ascona is wonderful. Dine by romantic candlelight directly on Lake Maggiore, and then take a nice walk along the promenade, there are many ways to relax together here. The Carcani restaurant offers an oasis of well-being for couples: it is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore in Ascona, directly on the piazza and offers a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake and the surrounding mountains. This is the ideal way to relax after a day of sightseeing and enjoy a wide selection of pasta dishes from Ticino as well as snacks, salads and pizzas in the authentic Italian restaurant in the hotel.