Aperitifs and nightlife are the sophisticated side of Ascona-Locarno. Between a spritz by the lake or on the piazza and an evening of fun, lively nights are guaranteed. And not only during the big summer events! Here are some tips on typical aperitifs from the region and where to get them, as well as ideas for continuing the evening into the early hours.
In Ticino it’s always time for an aperitif: with friends, colleagues or family, an aperitif on the lakeside, on the piazzas (squares) or in the grotto before a typical dinner is the perfect way to switch off and get into the right holiday mood, in front of a view that takes you miles away from everyday life. Local products are preferred for a typical aperitif: a Merlot Bianco (white wine) from the region’s wineries or a locally brewed craft beer accompanied by a plate of Ticino cold cuts and Vallemaggia bread are a great classic. And when night falls? Dance to trendy rhythms in the discos until the early hours of the morning. Or why not take a trip to the splendid Locarno Casino? An impressive décor perfect for a lucky night.