Summer on Lake Maggiore

The Lake Maggiore region is a fascinating mix of Swiss quality and Mediterranean charm, the perfect destination for a holiday that combines lakes and mountains. Our region has everything the most modern European cities can boast, as well as a dash of personality that makes it unique.

Delta della Maggia

Sunshine, refreshing swims and delicious ice creams: summer’s here!

A long, narrow lake, swimming spots where you can go for a dip, beaches for basking in the sun, plenty of water sports, emerald-coloured rivers, mouth-watering ice creams to sample by the lake and countless corners of paradise where you can relax. Even when it’s hot, hot, hot, Lake Maggiore is the ideal spot for a regenerating and reinvigorating holiday, where you can take advantage of its crystal-clear waters for a swim or indulge in your favourite water sport. Make water the theme of your holiday and dive into the enchanted atmosphere of Ascona-Locarno.

Lake, rivers, pools, excursions. There’s always something to do!

Good weather also has its downsides. For example, when you get home, you’ll have to wipe away all the dust that’s accumulated on your sofa while you were outside enjoying the sun! One thing you definitely won’t need to dust off is your to-do list. Between striving for the perfect tan and escaping into the cool on an excursion into the green valleys, we know you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. But here are a few extra suggestions just in case.


The summer months are synonymous with major open-air events. There’s no doubt that JazzAscona, Moon&Stars and the Locarno Film Festival are the summer’s most important attractions, but events in Ascona-Locarno don’t stop there. For example, have you ever heard of “the smallest Big Blues Festival in Switzerland”? Take a look at everything we have to offer!

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