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Ascona Winter

A waterfront retreat at Lago Maggiore


The Hotel Eden Roc is one of the few Ascona hotels that stays open during winter. Located far away from the seasonal hustle and bustle, winter is the time when visitors come to Ticino to rest. A winter break to Ascona offers the chance to reflect, rebalance and recharge your batteries in the cold season. Ticino’s mild climate provides warming rays of sun all year round, while soothing waves and crystal-clear views of the horizon encourage you to arrive, switch off and relax.

Winter in Ticino

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Why a golf holiday in Ticino? Because every shot will be one to remember – and if you don’t quite make the mark, the breathtaking views of rolling hills and Lake Maggiore will be more than enough to ease the blow. Ascona is a fantastic place to play golf in winter, with no less than 18 golf courses within easy reach of the Hotel Eden Roc. Measuring 5,948 metres in length, the Ascona Golf Club is located just 1.4 km from our door. The next-closest course in Losone comes in at 6,250 metres.

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Casa Epper

Ignaz Epper was a leading exponent of Swiss expressionism. His wife Mischa, herself a gifted artist, left behind her own important artistic legacy. Both were drawn to the shores of Lake Maggiore seeking inspiration for their art – and Casa Epper was where they settled. The former residence and workshop of this artistic pair became part of the Hotel Eden Roc in 2020. The well-planted garden is an ideal spot for bocce, reading or meditation. The house itself hosts workshops, fascinating talks and exhibitions to enrich your stay with local art and culture.

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It is not for nothing that the Verzasca Valley is known as the ‘Maldives of Switzerland’, with emerald green water that could easily be mistaken for that of its South Asian namesake. The Valle Maggia and the Centovalli – whose deep blue coves take on an almost mystical appearance in winter – are no less impressive. With its iron flower, the Monte Verità (‘mountain of truth’) is also worth a visit. It gained fame as a meeting place for Lebensreformers, pacifists, artists and writers such as Hermann Hesse – a purpose it still serves today.



City trip to Milano

Ciao, Milano - and in just two hours! Why not use your stay in Ascona for a shopping trip to Milan? The metropolis is quickly and easily accessible by train as well as by car. Whether for an aperitivo on the piazza, sightseeing or a stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele - back at the Hotel Eden Roc, rest and relaxation await after an exciting day. 

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Moving Mountains

We believe that people should never stop playing. To celebrate this philosophy, we've curated a special menu of activities aimed at experiencing the Ticino winter through play. Learn new skills and crafts, listen to fascinating stories and find out more about centuries-old traditions as part of our Moving Mountains holiday programme.




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


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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.



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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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.

Hotel Eden Roc Winter Journal

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The hidden places of Ascona

Ascona delights with its mediterranean climate and breathtaking landscape. We know the spots where you will be able to find time for yourself and your thoughts and take a break: these are the Hidden Places.