The tradition of coffee
Ticino has inherited much of the coffee culture from neighbouring Italy, so much so that the black gold has also become an integral part of our tradition. Here, coffee is reserved for breakfast, after meals and for breaks during the day. It should be drunk short, dense and creamy: espresso or caffè liscio. A little cup of coffee is always an opportunity to take a break, a treat for your palate and your mood. Here in Ascona-Locarno we prefer to drink our coffee at a table in a lakeside bar, in the shade of the palm trees, with the warmth of the sun's rays playing between the leaves, in complete relaxation.