View on the church Madonna del Sasso with the mountains and Lake Maggiore in the background. Photo credit: Alessio
The Italian flair of Switzerland. The Mediterranean region seems to begin on the southern side of the Alps. There is a feel of Italy, with palm trees at clean beaches and lanes and alleyways leading to piazzas and churches. But the Alps are always close by. Mountain tours that start in snow, ice and rock, end in balmy chestnut forests. Gentian blooming on Alpine pastures and wooded hills rising to high peaks on the shores of Ticino's lakes contrast with rich camellia on lakeshore promenades.
Ticino Region in Switzerland
Ascona is Switzerland's lowest lying town and is famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade which is dotted with street cafés and boasts a Latin ambience.
Locarno: 2,300 hours of sunshine per year and a church established after an appearance of the Virgin Mary. The town with the warmest climate in Switzerland.
Monte Tamaro, Botta Kirche - Locarno
Exquisite moments are the order of the day here in this hotel set in Ticino's largest hotel park and with its own private beach. New suites to meet the highest standards, a modern wellness oasis, swimming pool, 6 tennis courts, 17 Gault Millau points and 1 Michelin star restaurant in the hotel.
Number of rooms: 82
Seeschloss Torre Ascona. Photo credit Klaus Lorke
In fact, it isn’t really a hotel at all. It is more of a palazzo – at the same time, Giardino Lago is likely the most charming restaurant with rooms overlooking Lago Maggiore. A spacious outdoor terrace, the stunningly beautiful Roof Lounge or the modern restaurant are perfect to celebrate and relax in contemporary style.
Aussenansicht Giardino Lago. Photo credit: Gerrit Meier
You can celebrate the happiest day of your life or hold any other kind of event in the lush surroundings of the botanic gardens. You can hire all or part of the island for your events. It is possible to book the following: exclusively: the magical setting of the Roman Baths, the Eucalyptus Park, Villa Emden on request, another area of the park.
Wedding ceremony in Brissago. Photo credit: David and Kathrin
The Villa Emden, situated in the botanic garden of the Brissago Islands, built in 1929 and carefully restored to preserve its outstanding architectural features, is now an ideal location for weddings up to 80 people.
The restaurant al Lago of the hotel Romantik Hotel Castello Seeschloss, a garden by the lake, is a unique, green oasis on the Piazza of Ascona, with a stupendous view on the Lago Maggiore and the Brissago islands.
Seeschloss Torre Ascona. Photo credit: Klaus Lorke
Piazza Grande - Locarno. Photo credit: Alessio
Excursions for your guests:
- Cardada: The home mountain of Locarno
- Verzasca Valley: Crystal clear water
- Bellinzona: UNESCO World Heritage castles
- Monte Tamaro: Culture and nature
Ponte dei Salti Valle Verzasca. Photo credit: Alessio
Aussicht Cardada - Lago Maggiore. Photo credit: Christof Sonderegger
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