Ascona is a little city at the northern part of Lago Maggiore in Ticino. Asconas main highlights are its very beautiful promenade right at the lake with traditionally painted houses as well as the historical city center. The lake side promenade simply invites you to stroll around and to relax in one of the plenty cafés and enjoy the sunset over the lake.
Wine & Dine at Romantic Hotel – Castello Seeschloss
The Romantic Hotel Castello Seeschloss is located at the end of the beautiful promenade. The hotel is located in a little castle from the 13th century, which was built by the de’Ghiriglino family, a rich family from Milano. Next to the little castle two more buildings belong to the hotel, which all together surround a Mediterranean garden with swimming pool. The restaurant ‘Ristorante di Lago’, which is located on the other side of the castle right next to the lake, also belongs to the hotel.
The romantic hotel ‘Castello Seeschloss’ is regularly hosting Wine & Dines, where vineyards present their wines and the houses top chef serves culinary delights. In May the theme of the Wine & Dine was ‘Africa meets Ticino’. In the beginning we were served an apperativ on the terrace in amazing weather. Afterwards, we moved to the Mediterranean courtyard of the old castle for the Wine & Dine. A really suitable surrounding for such an event. Today, Bernhard Hess from Mimosa served different red and white wines from South Africa to an super delicious South African inspired 5 course menu.
Day trips from Ascona
Ascona is located perfectly for day trips in whole Ticino. Especially the Maggia Valley and the Verzasca Valley with its traditional villages, waterfalls and roaring rivers in the north of Ascona are easily reachable. But also trips to Lugano and its surroundings are easily possible.