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Here’s why springtime in Ascona Locarno is the best

Gelato, grotto, and lago are just a few things that those living in Switzerland’s north crave after a long winter. Ascona Locarno offers all three - and more.

Ice cream, charming pubs, and glittering lakes are exactly the types of rewards we need during the unpredictable months of spring. That's because during the month of April alone, the north can easily go through all four seasons within 24 hours. Meanwhile, Ticino in the south is getting most of the sun. Did you know that they grow palm trees in Switzerland? Of course, you'll find them in Ascona Locarno.

Told in photographs, here is why springtime in Ascona Locarno is simply the best:


Madonna del Sasso is a pilgrimage church high above Locarno. It can be reached by funicular, and the views are absolutely breathtaking.

Madonna del Sasso in Orselina, Switzerland

Ronco sopra Ascona is oozing with charm! Down below in the lake are the tropical Brissago Islands:

Ronco sopra Ascona in Ticino, Switzerland

To make a point, here is the view we encountered when we first approached this hillside village:

Ronco sopra Ascona in Ticino, Switzerland

The camellia trees love Ticino's southern climate, here in Locarno:

Ticino Palm Trees

And when it comes to "palm trees per capita", Ticino beats them all!

Ticino Palm Trees
Ticino Palm Trees
Ticino Palm Trees

A good vantage point of the Mediterranean town of Ascona with its centuries old church tower:

Ascona in Switzerland

We stumbled upon this secret passageway with a million dollar views!

Spring in Ascona, Ticino

And the five-star Villa Orselina with its heated outdoor pool is one of our favorite spots to spend a springtime weekend:

The pool at Hotel Villa Orselina in Switzerland
The view from Hotel Villa Orselina in Switzerland

See you in Ascona Locarno this spring?

Dimitri Burkhard

As the founder, editor, and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of Swiss Travel Communicators.

Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.

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