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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.

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