The small town Muralto, which today has around 3000 inhabitants, is not only interesting from a historical point of view but is also very popular for living due to its central location. Whether directly on the lake, hillside or in the centre, Muralto can meet many needs thanks to its positioning. This is certainly one of the reasons for the many lavish villas that can be admired in Muralto. Another cultural eye-catcher is the collegiate church of S. Vittore. A simple yet exciting Romanesque church, it consists of three naves extended by three apses in the shape of a semicircle. The church in its present appearance was built around 1090-1100. But the 17th century chapel of San Giuseppe or the church of Santa Maria Annunciata, located in Via al Sasso, are also worth a visit.
Those who prefer the dolce vita can sit down in one of the lakeside restaurants and watch the hustle and bustle on the lake promenade or take a walk through neighbouring Locarno. A boat trip on Lake Maggiore is also recommended, especially as the port of Locarno is just a few steps away. Thanks to the railway station, Muralto is easily accessible by public transport and thus also an excellent starting point for day trips to other parts of the southern Canton. Visit this rather inconspicuous but important part of Ascona-Locarno and discover exciting corners that you may not have known before.