Ascona & surroundings
Learn more about the Ascona region, conference location and nearby sights.
Ascona is a beautiful town on the Lago Maggiore, largest of the Swiss-Italian lakes.
A famous holiday destination, delegates can:
Hike in the Maggia and Verzasca mountain valleys
Visit the Isola Bella islands in the Lago Maggiore
Enjoy the famous ice cream
Borgo Old Town – beautiful Old Town of Ascona around the church of San Pietro e Paolo, an art museum with paintings by artists who spent time living here (Jawlensky, Werefkin, Klee).
Maggiatal – natural river landscape, broad paths in an unspoilt side valley of Ticino, with nearly 40 mountain lakes and a wealth of fauna and flora.
Brissago Islands – worth a trip, reached by a peaceful boat ride; thanks to the near-Mediterranean climate, 1500 different species of plants thrive here.
Centovalli – this enchanting "Valley of a hundred valleys" lies between Domodossola and Locarno, with deep gorges,
waterfalls, chestnut woods and picturesque
villages, reached by narrow-gauge railway.
Ronco sopra Ascona – one of the most delightful places overlooking Lake Maggiore, with an enchanting panorama of the lake and mountains, and a picturesque footpath with over 800 steps leading down to the lakeside.