Shopping and markets around Lake Maggiore

Shopping at the Lake Maggiore and surrounding area: gift ideas and tips for a shopping day in Ascona and Locarno, as well as the whole region around Lake Maggiore

Ascona

The Lake Maggiore region is famous for its lively markets and exclusive boutiques. The market in Piazza Grande in Locarno, the pretty boutiques in the Old Town, and the art galleries in the alleys of Ascona are a must for gift ideas or inspiration. If you prefer something even more characteristic to the big shops and luxury boutiques, the local craft shops are worth a stop.

The colourful village markets, such as the characteristic market in Piazza Grande Locarno, the lakefront market in Ascona against the backdrop of the lake and its night market, the food market in Maggia, in the hart of the Maggia Valley and the market in Sonogno, in the beautiful Verzasca Valley, as well as the traditional Ticino market in Intragna in the Centovalli are just the perfect spots to buy local products, souvenirs and find gift ideas for your loved ones. The local craft shops and shops selling local gastronomic products are not only very characteristic, but also the best way to offer a genuine product by supporting the activities of the area. If you are looking for inspiration for a gift, the boutiques in the Old Town in Locarno and the typical art shops in Ascona are certainly for you.

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