For example, treat yourself to a couple's wellness day at one of the region’s cosy spas, a stroll along the lake or a tour of local museums. Pampered by the water of the 34°C thermal pools, with relaxing massages, walks arm in arm and stunning works of art, your romantic getaway will become a real cure-all for your soul, body and relationship. If retail therapy is your stress relief, how about a day of shopping rounded off with a Michelin-starred dinner in the centre of Ascona?
Perhaps you're a more active couple... The Ascona-Locarno region boasts its lake surrounded by mountains, soaring peaks with breath-taking views, 1,400 km of hiking trails and two official mountain bike routes to explore together, as well as plenty of extreme sports to try out, such as James Bond-style bungee jumping if you need an adrenaline rush to really enjoy yourself. Talking of sports activities... at this time of year alpine lakes make the perfect backdrop for hikers with a romantic soul...and perhaps even for a marriage proposal!
The secret of a successful romantic getaway is finding the perfect place to stay. Luxury hotels, spa hotels, small resorts bursting with romantic corners, holiday apartments surrounded by nature, lake-side camping or even a picturesque alpine hut. Whatever you're looking for, book your romantic weekend now for a truly unforgettable holiday.
To prove that the way to your other half’s heart is through their stomach, Ascona-Locarno offers a range of atmospheric town centre eateries, sophisticated Michelin-starred restaurants with lake views, grottoes with a rustic feel and restaurants offering authentic Ticino cuisine. Here are some of the best spots to eat on Lake Maggiore during your romantic getaway.