Situated near the scenic lake of Lago Maggiore, Ascona is a wistful city in Switzerland filled street cafes and ancient towns. The place has become a trademark of Switzerland not only because of its picturesque Mediterranean style towns or being an Italian speaking region but also because of its mild climate shedding a warm and welcoming vibe to both locals and tourists.
Even though Ascona has a laid-back atmosphere, the list of things you can do in Ascona enthralls the hearts of anyone who visits the place. Pay homage at the San Pietro e Paolo or snake through the city with your bare foot to reach Lake Promenade’s car-free zone- if you’re lucky, you can even catch a glimpse of Ascona’s Old Town or visit the Mountain of Truth!
talented young German chef Ralf Fliegauf delights guests with his creative, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Excellent ingredients and beautiful presentation feature in the ‘Fine’ and ‘Deluxe’ menus, while the top-quality food provides a pleasant contrast with the relaxed service and deliberately informal setting.
VIA DEL SEGNALE 10, 6612 ASCONA
Food-lovers and fans of elegant gourmet dining will be in their element here! Made from seasonal produce (much of which comes from the restaurant’s own land), the cuisine here is a successful mix of local dishes, international influences and Mediterranean touches. In fine weather, dine in the Cortile Leone courtyard.
VIA MURACCIO 142, 6612 ASCONA
the cuisine of Ivo Adam (famous TV-chef in Switerland) at the trendy Seven Ristorante; this charming fusion restaurant is located on the lake shore,
If you enjoy grilled dishes, you will appreciate the house specialities cooked on the ‘Josper’ grill.
VIA MOSCIA 2, 6612 ASCONA
Ristorante Osteria Nostrana & Ferienwohnung
This big and busy lakefront restaurant in Ascona has a nice variety of food to please everyone
The food is Mediterranean from the best. Great pasta, risotto, osso bucco, crispy salads and more.
Piazza Giuseppe Motta, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
the real “Cucina della Mamma” (“mum’s cuisine”) in Ponte Brolla; either at lunch or at dinner, you will treat yourself with mouth watering “risotto with mushrooms and juicy steaks” or you will even be able to keep in shape while gorging in to a healthy and tasty “salad bowl”.
6652 Ponte Brolla, Switzerland
Suggested Train and Bus connections to/from Ascona:
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Geneva – Ascona
Basel – Ascona
Lausanne – Ascona
Lucerne – Ascona
Berne – Ascona
Interlaken – Ascona
Lugano – Ascona
Neuchatel – Ascona
St. Moritz – Ascona
Chur – Ascona
Davos – Ascona
Lauterbrunnen – Ascona
Zermatt – Ascona
Grindelwald – Ascona
Zurich – Ascona
Montreux – Ascona
Vevey – Ascona
Gruyere – Ascona