The Swiss shore of Lake Maggiore, in the Ticino Canton, also contains many places of great charm, where the clear waters of the lake meet the green of the mountainsides.
Luxuriant vegetation and a mild climate are outstanding features of the area’s main towns of Ascona and Locarno, and make them an ideal holiday destination for nature lovers looking for a relaxing but also entertaining stay.
Both towns are full of historical and cultural interest, with a range of lively events throughout the year. Outstanding among these are the Ascona Jazz Festival and the Locarno Film Festival, events of international reputation offering top entertainment in a romantic setting.
A short distance from Locarno and Ascona, superb valleys like Val Maggia and Val Verzasca offer a wide choice of sports, from hiking and horseback riding to canyoning and bungee jumping.