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Lovely aspect of the lake and buzzy environment

Walked along the lake and enjoyed the atmosphere of this lovely area. Lots of cafes nearby and... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Stephen W
London, United Kingdom
Pedestrian-friendly plaza adjacent to the lake

We stayed in a hotel on the Piazza, we were initially flummoxed on how to get there since it... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Walked along the lake and enjoyed the atmosphere of this lovely area. Lots of cafes nearby and wonderful views.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We stayed in a hotel on the Piazza, we were initially flummoxed on how to get there since it appeared to be pedestrian-only. Not the case, you can get access to unload your luggage. You don't really need to leave the Piazza as everything you...More

3  Thank often_crabby-travele
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Really beautiful, lots of restaurants, officially its a no car zone but sometimes there is a car driving through but it s not a problem. Love this place especially at night!

1  Thank M_a_r_a_964
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Piazza Giuseppe Motta is the center of life in Ascona; the lake, the mountains, the view... The multitude of restaurants and terraces is appealing... As always, thou, the best food is in the adjacent old town, along the cobblestone lanes... Both ways: enjoy the genuine...More

Thank rokkap
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Main street along the lake where one finds hotels and restaurants side by side. One can enjoy a drink or a meal and at the same time enjoy the view of the lake and people watching.

Thank Smiling_Sightseer
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Cafes facing the lake. You can catch the ferries here. Plenty of shops, galleries and restaurants in the alleyways behind.

1  Thank AnthonyTrollope
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This place is unique and fascinating, definitely worth a visit if you are in the region. I would recommend to choose bars and restaurants carefully though as most of them are way overpriced and often the quality is not so good. A nice idea could...More

1  Thank Giorgix3
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We caught the end of the Jazz festival. Lovely piazza with bars and restaurants. Live music. Big bands. Gelato. Lots of energy and fun.

Thank RoxyBaron
Reviewed December 16, 2015

Ascona is located in Ticino the italian speaking part of Switzerland. This is consider by Germans an Austrians as the Cote d'Azur for central Europe... It has an special charm as it is located right after the Alps which gives it to this destination a...More

1  Thank FrankA2
Reviewed September 29, 2015

What can you say about absolute beauty, but a must do place to visit in Switzerland. When you travel half way round the world to see the place where your Grandfather was born, it's so important to appreciate everything the country has to offer whilst...More

1  Thank Moomagic
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