The Giardino Ascona hotel is the most beautiful of them all. It always has a surprise in store for connoisseurs.Hotelier Hans C. Leu
This is the Mediterranean soul of Switzerland. It is a place of power. Its lakes and mountains create a wonderfully mild climate: three months of warm winter, nine months of pleasant summer. Opening out to the south, the canton of Ticino clocks 2,300 hours of sunshine. One could be forgiven for calling the area kitschy, given its picturesque landscape dominated by a turquoise blue lake, white mountains and colourful flowers. Jasmine blooms as early as in February, and mimosa and oleander appear much sooner here than elsewhere. The camellia has virtually become a symbol for the charm of this special area. It blossoms everywhere and almost all year round. Thanks to the reopened Gotthard Tunnel, the train from Zurich to Ticino now takes only an hour and a half.
Pack your bags, leave your everyday life at home and head south for a holiday that is really worthy of the name. At Giardino Ascona, every one of your family members will be able to recharge their batteries without exception. Explore the Alps together on exciting excursions, try out new sports on the lake or in the mountains, and enjoy naturally delicious and healthy food. While the kids play in the Dino Club in the hotel’s own park, the grown-ups can unwind in the rest and relaxation area. Summer holidays without long faces.