Discover the Ascona-Locarno region with Pardy

Secret paths to find, enchanted forests to scope out, valleys and islands to explore and towns to visit: The Lake Maggiore region suits Pardy down to the ground!

Discover the Ascona-Locarno region with Pardy

Hi, I’m Pardy! I was born in a chestnut forest in the Ascona-Locarno region, my favourite place to go exploring. My friend the fox tells me I’m playful, creative and adventurous. I like travelling, solving riddles, exploring, painting and cooking, preferably with my friends. And I also like playing pranks: I once painted Mr Fox purple while he was asleep! Painting, playing, discovering and exploring: don’t miss it! I want to show you around my region: I’ve been exploring it for a while now and I know some secrets you’re sure to like.

Do you want to know more about me?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:

Hello Pardy, what’s your favourite food? I could eat pizza all the time!
I like pizza too! A lot! But I also like risotto, chestnuts roasted on the fire and ice cream.

Hey Pardy, what's your favourite ice cream flavour?
All of them! But if I had to choose one, I would take Farina Bóna, which is only known here in the Ascona-Locarno region.

Where do you like to go on holiday?
I love exploring the Ascona-Locarno region, it's full of things to do and places to discover!

Hi Pardy! You said you like pranks: what is the most successful one?
Ha! I remember this one well. It was the time I hid the nuts to hang on the Christmas tree from Squitty and the other squirrels. They were looking for them until Christmas Eve!

Your favourite sports?
Climbing trees and treasure hunts. In the region are six: Locarno, Ascona, Tenero, Cardada (with my friend Squitty!) and one on the Brissago Islands. Discover them!

What’s your favourite colour?
All colours of nature! Bright spring, green summer, golden autumn, sparkling winter. Anything colourful!

Hey Pardy, what is it you really don’t like?
I don’t like bad food and people being mean to others. Kindness, altruism and friendship are the most important things.

What’s your favourite animal? Mine is the owl!
I have an owl friend! But I don't have a favourite animal, I like all the ones that live with me in the chestnut forest. If you like owls, though, you should pay a visit to the Locarno Falconry.

Your preferred game?
Playing hide-and-seek with the children!

What do you recommend us?
The region where I live has so many activities that are perfect for children. Here are some of my favourites:

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