The traces left by the many artists who lived in the village are tangible in the narrow alleys that lead to piazza G. Motta on the lakefront. But not only! Its cultural tradition also leads us away from the historical center, up the Ascona hill, into the heart of nature. Monte Verità: this is the name that was given to this magical place settled by people who, in search of tranquility, created a veritable spiritual refuge. A settlement that later attracted internationally renowned revolutionaries, philosophers, writers, poets and artists.
JazzAscona, one of the most renowned international jazz festivals, annually attracts thousands of fans, making it Ascona’s highlight event. Local markets, shopping, gastronomy, and street artists are great alternatives for both children and adults.