Ascona - idyll at Lago Maggiore
Idyllic life in Ticino
Discover Ascona by webcam
The former fishing village Ascona is situated besides the charming, sunny bay on the North-Western shore of Lake Maggiore in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. Home to only about 5,000 inhabitants, Ascona is a popular holiday destination with a vast variety of tourism offers. Our camera on top of the Restaurant Seven is overlooking Ascona's Piazza as well as the picturesque marina, offering stunning shots of the lake, the promenade and all associated local activities.
Ticino, Switzerland's southernmost Canton, is a land of many contrasts: in its environment, its history, its art and its culture. In a radius of just a few kilometres in fact, it offers the mild climate of lakeside towns with palm trees, mountains that reach up to over 3000 metres and even glaciers. Historical architecture co-exists in perfect harmony with more avant-garde buildings. Internationally important events alternate all year round with parties in squares, markets and food and wine exhibitions. In this corner of Switzerland where gastronomy ranges from traditional cuisine to the most refined and sophisticated of cooking, Italian vitality - La Dolce Vita ?- is the perfect partner for the proverbial Swiss efficiency.
A second earthTV camera in Ticino is installed in Lugano.
Roman Catholic 46.1%, Protestant 40%, other 5%, none 8.9%
41,290 km² (106,935 miles²)
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Lake Maggiore 195 m (640 feet)
Dufourspitze 4,634 m (15,203 feet)
The Swiss landscape is characterised by the Alps, a high mountain range running across the central-south of the country. Among the high peaks of the Swiss Alps are countless valleys, some with glaciers. From there, the headwaters of several major European rivers such as the Rhine, the Rhône, the Inn, the Aare or the Ticino, flow down into lakes such as Lake Geneva, Lake Zürich, Lake Neuchâtel, Lake Constance and farther down. The northern, more populous part of the country is more open, but can still be fairly mountainous because of the Jura Mountains, a smaller range in the northwest.
Key aspects of tourism
Alpine sports are quite popular in Switzerland because of the mountainous landscape. Walking, bycicling and mountainbiking are especially popular with the active vacationers coming to Switzerland.
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Events in Ascona
- JazzAscona, 24.6.-4.7.10
- Vallemaggia Magic Blues, 30.6.-6.8.10
- Festival: Ticino Musica, 18.- 31.07.
- Swiss National Day, 01.08.
- Locarno: International Film Festival, 04.- 14.08.
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