Carnival at Lake Maggiore

Holidays during the carnival period: a unique experience.

Carnevale ad Ascona

A highly traditional event in Southern Switzerland, carnival is a festivity with strong local roots in the region’s territory, in gastronomy, music and entertainment – both around the Lake Maggiore and in the numerous valleys. On the occasion of the traditional risotto meal, the alleys and lakefront in Ascona are filled with typical carnival masks. Another event you should not miss is the “Stranociada”, Locarno’s carnival, which takes place in the evocative setting of the alley’s and piazzas in Locarno’s old part of town.