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Harvesting honey from our bee hotel

Situated high above Lake Maggiore are the eight buzzing hives of the hotel’s own bee yard. With a beekeeping suit for protection, you’ll get up close with our busy workers and collect your own sample of their precious liquid gold.

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Hiking to the Castelliere Ruins

Looking for a route that captures the essence of Ticino? This spectacular trail – which makes its way from Ponte Brolla along the Maggia river and up to the Castelliere ruins – comes highly recommended. Culture, cuisine, history and the charm of Switzerland’s sunniest canton combine to create an unforgettable trip.

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Fishing on Lake Maggiore

Tight lines! Listen to the gentle lapping of the waves as you head out on Lake Maggiore in the calm morning in search of zander, perch and whitefish, With a little luck, you’ll be heading back to the hotel with a fresh catch to enjoy for dinner.

Learning from the best- boccia with local champions


Boccia at Casa Epper

Did you know that Ticino is the birthplace of the boccia world champion? This enjoyable game enjoys enduring popularity in the region and is part of its distinctive cultural identity. It’s only fitting, that our weekly Ticinese evening kicks off with a friendly round of play.

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Sailing on Lake Maggiore

Savour the gentle breeze on your face as you set sail with our experienced skipper. As you admire the scenery, you’ll be regaled with interesting anecdotes about the region we call home.

Soaring above the clouds- an introduction to paragliding



On a clear day, the summit of Locarno’s mountain, Cimetta, offers a rare view of the highest and lowest points in Switzerland. From this unique scenery, your experienced tandem pilot will be waiting to drift away with you into the Ticinese sky. Expect breathtaking aerial panoramas to inspire and invigorate the soul.

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Sunrise Hike

Beginning directly from the hotel door, this Empowering Expedition heads via Piazza Giuseppe Motta to the Parco Parsifal and onwards to Balladrüm viewpoint. While the hike requires a moderate level of fitness, the effort is well rewarded – not only by tasty refreshments, but by spectacular views of the rising sun.

Ascona from the water- a kayaking tour



The early hours of the morning on Lake Maggiore exude a magic all of their own. Viewed from the water, the former fishing village of Ascona is radiant in its unspoilt beauty – perfectly complemented by shimmering azure blue.

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Bicycle tour

Want to explore Ticino on two wheels? On this Empowering Expedition, our Outdoor Butler guides you along hidden paths and through the picturesque forests of the region, passing idyllic villages and stunning viewpoints along the way.

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Sightseeing Workout

This is sightseeing reimagined – a workout for body and mind. This extraordinary tour takes in hidden gems of the region on the way to Monte Verità. Guided strength exercises get the blood pumping at several planned stops. As well as admiring the fantastic views, you’ll hear stories about the place we call home.



Discover Ticino with our Outdoor Butler

Explore Ticino through fresh eyes as our Outdoor Butler accompanies you on unforgettable adventures. Journey into pristine nature, scale a peak with stunning views of Lake Maggiore or take a tour of discovery through the Maggia and Verzasca valleys: you decide where the day takes you.

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Art Butler

Book our passionate resident artist Maddalena Mora for an art workshop that’s tailored entirely to you. Whether engraving, sculpture-making or a guided museum tour, Maddalena’s knowledge and passion is on hand to help you explore your creative whims.

Tavolata a Corippo- the first ‘albergo diffuso’ in the Ticino


Visita a Corippo

The Italian term ‘albergo diffuso’ roughly translates to ‘scattered hotel’ – a hospitality concept that uses old buildings for tourism. The centuries-old settlement of Corippo has been lovingly renovated. Enjoy a tasty lunch on arrival before a fascinating tour of this beautiful, virtually abandoned village.



Essenze della Natura

Join our Head of Bar Pantaleone “Leo” Zoccali to uncover the essence of nature. Under his watchful guidance, you’ll use the art of distillation to extract the flavours of Ticino herbs and make your own “flavoured water”. This can then be used to make mocktails or cocktails.

“Serata Ticinese”- Ticino evening with friends


Grotto Ticinese

A traditional Ticino platter, fresh polenta from the fire and delicious regional wines: the perfect companions for an authentic holiday evening in Ascona. Join us for a relaxed and cosy night at Restaurant La Casetta and experience the unadulterated Ticinese joie de vivre!



Tea tasting on Monte Verità

Tea from Europe? A real rarity. Reason enough then to create its own Curated Adventure – and on the iconic Monte Verità, no less. On the tea plantation, we dive into a world of aromas, discover how tea is processed and taste local tea varieties.

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Sauna meets lake

Experience the rejuvenating combination of hot and cold at the Sauna & Lake Experience. First comes the Swiss herbs infusion, where the body is gently encouraged to sweat; afterwards, Lake Maggiore provides the necessary cooling. The sudden immersion in cold exerts positive effects on the immune system.