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Ascona, a chic village with fantastic sunsets and great view to Brissago Islands

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

Go in Ascona for an amazing sunset over Lake Maggiore.

Ascona is a chic and popular touristic municipality, located on the shore of Lake Maggiore at about 4-5 km away from Brissago.

Ascona has a great promenade where you can walk near restaurants with great views towards the lake, Brissago islands and mountains.

Promenade Ascona

Ascona from a sailing boat

Ascona hosts many very well organized events:

  • June (more or less last week) - very nice yearly jazz festival - the Ascona Jazz Festival - More info and dates:

  • Ascona Classic Car Award:

  • Mid October - Chestnut Festival:

  • Early Sep-Mid Oct - Settimane Musicali di Ascona, with its rich programme of symphony concerts, chamber music evenings and single instrument recitals -

  • Other Ascona events:

A few interesting hikes:


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