Welcome to Ascona
Over the years I have been several times to Ascona for a few hours. On our day trip to Locarno from Zurich, we also headed to Ascona for an ice cream.
Ascona is a popular holiday destination for the rich and not so well off people. There are usually also a lot of day trippers, so you will encounter a very mixed bunch of people here.
Ascona is close to Locarno on the Lago Maggiore and you needn't go far to reach Italy.