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Join our Head of Bar Pantaleone "Leo" Zoccali to uncover the essence of nature. 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 oil, mocktails or cocktails.
Explore Ticino and see the region with fresh eyes as our Outdoor Butler accompanies you on unforgettable adventures. Scale a peak with views of Lake Maggiore or take a tour of discovery through the valleys of Maggia and Verzasca. You decide where the day takes you!
Equipped with headtorch and rucksack, we set off from the hotel on a hike to the Balladrüm viewpoint. While this experinces requires a moderate level of fitness, the effort is well rewarded – not only by refreshments, but by breath-taking views of the rising sun.
Kayaking in winter is a one-of-a-kind experience made possible by Ticino’s famous microclimate. A trip on the water lets you see Ascona like you’ve never seen it before, with the winter tranquillity of Lake Maggiore serving as a particular highlight.
Authentic Ticinese sharing platters, polenta fresh from the fire and regional wines are your companions for atmospheric summer evenings in Ascona. Get up close with the tradition and culture of the region in the gardens of Casa Epper or the Restaurant La Casetta.
Take advantage of the calm hours of the morning to enjoy a short boat trip in search of zander, perch and whitefish. Experienced fishermen will be on hand to show you their tricks. Later, you can then have the fresh fish prepared for dinner.
Did you know that the game of Boccia game is so deeply rooted in Ticino that even a world champion comes from the region? A sport that inspires. To honour this tradition, we invite you to enjoy an hour of boccia with local enthusiasts before our weekly Ticino evening.
There are no completely unspoiled delta ecosystems left in Switzerland. The Bolle di Magadino nature reserve is one of the last delta landscapes in which some of the natural habitats have been preserved. After reaching it by boat, take a walk with our local guides.