Ascona Visitors Guide

Here you can find useful tourist information about Ascona-Locarno region.

Ascona-Locarno is the ideal place to spend a relaxing and restful time with your family, surrounded by a fairytale landscape and mountains that drop into the sea. It is known as a family and wellness destination. It is also the ideal place for people who like to attend sports and cultural events:

With 2,300 hours of sunshine a year and thousands of kilometers of hiking, biking and mountain bike trails, Ascona-Locarno offers a fantastic sports experience in an environment with breathtaking views.

Fans of sailing, canyoning and rafting will find numerous lakes and rivers surrounded by mountains, and the peaks overlooking the valleys will tempt you to go paragliding or bungee jumping from one of the highest dams in Europe, the scene of James Bond’s incredible leap.

For those who are less adventurous, the incredibly beautiful climate allows for year-round golfing. And on days of well-deserved rest, it’s impossible not to enjoy the upscale and energetic appeal of the lakeside resorts, restaurants and historically significant, colorful squares that bustle late into the evening to host outstanding musical events like JazzAscona and Moon&Stars, as well as the highly anticipated films of the Locarno Film Festival.

Albergo Carcani in Ascona, on the lakefront

To relax and unwind after all these activities, the Albergo Carcani, a family-run hotel run by Ketty & Tommy, is the place to be. It is located on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Ascona and offers a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake and the surrounding mountains. Wi-Fi is free of charge throughout the hotel.

The restaurant serves Italian dishes, a wide selection of pasta dishes from Ticino, as well as snacks, salads and sandwiches. You can enjoy views of Lake Maggiore.

All rooms have a private bathroom, cable TV and a minibar.

Albergo Carcani by Ketty & Tommy is 300 metres from the bus stop to Locarno. The ferry terminal is just 100 yards away.

According to independent guest reviews, this is the most popular part of Ascona.

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