Ascona Things to Do Tips by loisl
Ascona Things to Do: 12 reviews and 26 photos
If you have smaller children then you should visit the nice playground at the lake with them.
There is also a Trampoline-bungee jumping possibility there, allowing kids from 3 years up.
Directions: Follow the lake promenade east and you are there
Santi Pietro e Paolo
The church goes back to the 16. century back and became around the middle of the 18. and 19. Century extensively restored.
The church has three ships and has a completely colored and decorated polygonal choir, the marble-altar of 1786 and the altarpiece, which is displayed since 1633.
Directions: near the lake
If you look for the special spice in your life, why not do the famous Bungy-Jump like James Bond, alias Pierce Brosnan, in “Goldeneye” on the original scene???
Address: Valle Verzasca
Directions: see website
In the nearby Valle Verzasca you find a very big dam, on of many in Switzerland, built to produce electrical energy.
Height: 220 meter
Crest length: 380 meter
You can walk over the crown of the dam and enjoy the spectacular view down to the valley ground.
You think the dam looks familiar, you’ve seen it already???
Yes, maybe, James Bond, alias Pierce Brosnan, his famous Bungee-Jump in “Goldeneye” was filmed here.
I f you want to do the jump, check my next tip.
Address: Valle Verzasca
Directions: Take the main road to Gordola (near Locarno) and follow the signs "Valle Verzasca", after a few km you see the dam, there a re lots of parking spaces available
Model Rail Tenero
If you have kids visit this place.
A great model rail where kids can ride on the little cars, electric or real steam powered engines are operated by the club members.
And on the same premise is also a nice play ground.
Check the website for operating hours.
Directions: near the Lido Mappo camp ground
Rent a Boat and cruise the shore line of Lago Maggiore.
See the beautiful houses of the rich and famous from the lake side.
With the little motor boats you can surround the Brissago Islands within an hour.
Directions: Promenade, on both sides
The small town is lovely for a walk or stroll.
Discover the little narrow alleys in the pedastrian area.
Also the promenade along the lake front is (allmost) car free, and one of the hot spots in town.
Allmost daily activities are held here, the local market, street artists, musicians, etc.
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