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Equipped with headtorch and rucksack, we set off from the hotel on a hike to the Balladrüm viewpoint. While this experinces requires a moderate level of fitness, the effort is well rewarded – not only by refreshments, but by breath-taking views of the rising sun.
Did you know that the game of Boccia game is so deeply rooted in Ticino that even a world champion comes from the region? A sport that inspires. To honour this tradition, we invite you to enjoy an hour of boccia with local enthusiasts before our weekly Ticino evening.
This kayak tour meanders either to the Bay of Ascona or along the shore of the delta before arriving at the mouth of the Maggia. It is here that the river’s beauty truly unfolds. The tour is an active way to start to the day and see Lake Maggiore at its most serene.
Take advantage of the calm hours of the morning to enjoy a short boat trip in search of zander, perch and whitefish. Experienced fishermen will be on hand to show you their tricks. Later, you can then have the fresh fish prepared for dinner.
Authentic Ticinese sharing platters, polenta fresh from the fire and regional wines are your companions for atmospheric summer evenings in Ascona. Get up close with the tradition and culture of the region in the gardens of Casa Epper or the Restaurant La Casetta.