If you like shopping during your vacation, you have several options in Ascona. The weekly market on the Piazza Grande offers a wide selection and can be reached easily and quickly by car from the Hotel Carcani.
Piazza Grande is known for its lively markets and exclusive boutiques. The weekly market in Piazza Grande in Locarno, the pretty boutiques in the old town and the art galleries in the alleys of Ascona are unmissable if you are looking for gift ideas or inspiration. If you prefer something more typical to the big stores and luxurious boutiques, the local craft stores are worth a visit.
The colorful village markets such as the characteristic market in Piazza Grande in Locarno, the market on the lakeside promenade in Ascona against the backdrop of the lake with its night market, the food market in Maggia in the heart of Vallemaggia and the market in Sonogno in the charming Verzasca Valley, as well as the traditional Ticino market of Intragna in Centovalli are ideal for finding local products, souvenirs and gift ideas for your loved ones. The local craft stores and stores selling local gastronomic products are not only very characteristic, but also the best way to support the activities of the region. If you are looking for inspiration for a gift, the boutiques in the old town of Locarno and the typical art stores in Ascona are sure to be just what you are looking for.
If the weather is rainy, you can spend the day at the Mercato Cattori or the Fox town shopping center.
Here you will also find various shopping opportunities. From grocery stores to hairdressers and car washes.