The journey continues to Ascona, just five kilometers from Locarno. At the foot of Monte Verita, Ascona is famous for its ancient harbor, pretty promenade, and artist's village.

The JazzAscona festival is internationally renowned, with over 200 concerts, jam sessions, and New Orleans parades happening in the last week of June. A fantastic time to visit the area and soak in the rich jazz culture.

Visit the Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna and see the beautiful collection of Russian, Italian, and Swiss paintings from the 20th century.

On the beautiful lakeside promenade, various sculptures and monuments offer scenic and artistic attractions. The artists' village is a must-visit, with picturesque streets, museums, and galleries. A lively gastronomic scene features traditional grottos, charming cafes, and gourmet restaurants. The Enoteca al Porto is particularly recommended for wine enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy the Mediterranean flair in Ticino while savoring wines from Switzerland and Italy.

Getting there: Best by boat ferry

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