Ascona Things to Do

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    Interior of St. Peter and Paul church
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    St. Peter and Paul Church

    by yumyum Written May 3, 2009

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    The St. Peter and Paul church (Santi Pietro e Paolo) dominates the view of the shoreline of Ascona. Therefore you cannot miss it. It is set back one block from the promenade.

    The church was first mentioned in 1264. It consists of a long hall with a wooden ceiling and two side naves which have its own altars dedicated to the mother of god of the mountain Karmel and the Holy Trinity. The main hall ends with a choir from the 16th century. Please see the second photo.

    The tower or campanile is from the 16th century. Part of the facade of the church and it south wall has been changed to new Gothic style in 1860.

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    Church Santi Pietro e Paolo

    by loisl Updated May 29, 2006

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    Santi Pietro e Paolo

    The church goes back to the 16. century back and became around the middle of the 18. and 19. Century extensively restored.
    The church has three ships and has a completely colored and decorated polygonal choir, the marble-altar of 1786 and the altarpiece, which is displayed since 1633.

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    Did I miss out shopping?

    by evancheong Updated Jan 2, 2006

    Yes!! You definitely need some shopping when you are travelling. Hmm.....I'm not suggesting souvenir shops. In fact, a lot of shops in Ascona are antiques, art galleries and jewellery shops. These shops are situated at the back of the small alleys behind the chain of restaurants and hotels.

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    Jazz it up!

    by evancheong Updated Jan 2, 2006

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    I was very lucky to be travelling around Ascona during the New Orleans Jazz Festival. This is a yearly event and is called JazzAscona. There were many invited guests from New Orleans jazzing up Ascona. You can pick up 1 of the brochure in a hotel and flip through the daily highlights. It was so fun especially someone like me who love music and definitely jazz.

    This year's JazzAscona will be held between 23 June - 2 July 2006.

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    Visit one of the tallest dams in Europe

    by loisl Written Sep 30, 2005

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    In the nearby Valle Verzasca you find a very big dam, on of many in Switzerland, built to produce electrical energy.

    Height: 220 meter
    Crest length: 380 meter

    You can walk over the crown of the dam and enjoy the spectacular view down to the valley ground.

    You think the dam looks familiar, you’ve seen it already???
    Yes, maybe, James Bond, alias Pierce Brosnan, his famous Bungee-Jump in “Goldeneye” was filmed here.
    I f you want to do the jump, check my next tip.

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    For your kids: the model rail paradies

    by loisl Written Sep 12, 2005

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    If you have kids visit this place.
    A great model rail where kids can ride on the little cars, electric or real steam powered engines are operated by the club members.
    And on the same premise is also a nice play ground.

    Check the website for operating hours.

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    Rent a Boat

    by loisl Written Sep 12, 2005

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    Rent a Boat and cruise the shore line of Lago Maggiore.
    See the beautiful houses of the rich and famous from the lake side.
    With the little motor boats you can surround the Brissago Islands within an hour.

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    Great place for a walk

    by loisl Written Sep 12, 2005

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    The small town is lovely for a walk or stroll.
    Discover the little narrow alleys in the pedastrian area.
    Also the promenade along the lake front is (allmost) car free, and one of the hot spots in town.
    Allmost daily activities are held here, the local market, street artists, musicians, etc.

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    Jazz Ascona

    by ampcarlos Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Over the weekend I had the chance to go to the New Orleans Jazz Festival. I spent the day and stayed into the evening. All of the info is at the website below.

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    Jazz Ascona

    by ampcarlos Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Over the weekend I had the chance to go to the New Orleans Jazz Festival. I spent the day and stayed into the evening. All of the info is at the website below.

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    Play ground for Children

    by loisl Written Jul 22, 2008

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    If you have smaller children then you should visit the nice playground at the lake with them.
    There is also a Trampoline-bungee jumping possibility there, allowing kids from 3 years up.

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    Bungy jumping like 007 "Goldeneye"

    by loisl Written Sep 30, 2005

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    If you look for the special spice in your life, why not do the famous Bungy-Jump like James Bond, alias Pierce Brosnan, in “Goldeneye” on the original scene???

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