Couple vacations in Ascona
A romantic getaway to Lake Maggiore
Lago Maggiore e amore. That not only rhymes but is a perfect match. The glittering lake with its islands in a Mediterranean ambiance against a breathtaking Alpine backdrop is unique. All around you feel dolce vita and the region enchants with its magical atmosphere not only newly in love, engaged or long-married couples. There is no shortage of opportunities to spend a wonderful time together in Ticino. Whether sporty, cultural, or simply to relax. Let us inspire you for your stay together in Ascona!
At a glance
Rooms and suites
Your common retreatThat’s where summer feelings come in. Whether you prefer a view of the garden, the Ticino mountains, or the lily pond is up to you. Each of these perspectives attracts all glances. The rooms and suites? The words bright, modern, close to nature, airy, and yet homely, perfectly describe our range of rooms for you at Hotel Giardino Ascona. For them, all that remains is: to arrive, feel good and relax.
Wellness hotel in Ascona
Holistic relaxation“More” – that’s what the Italian “di più” means and that’s exactly what you can expect at dipiù Spa. We do everything for your inner and outer well-being. Time out is time together for two. Our dipiù Spa offers you, true to the motto “one with nature”, products and recreational opportunities inspired by Ticino. You can choose from a variety of offers, such as a joint visit to the indoor or outdoor pool, our saunas, and the fitness area. Or you can lean back individually with treatment and our yoga and meditation offer, to concentrate fully on yourself again afterward.
Restaurants in Ascona
Culinary varietyWhat is a vacation together on Lake Maggiore without an exclusive and above all romantic dinner? At Giardino Ascona, culinary delights are a guarantee from breakfast to dinner. Whether modern Ayurvedic-inspired cuisine in the restaurant Hide & Seek, or sometimes in the restaurant Ecco, awarded with two stars in the 18 GaultMillau points – in the restaurants in the Giardino Ascona is not sought, but found. If you want to make your dinner very exclusive, book our upgrade “I love Giardino Dinner“. Here you sit as a couple in the garden of the Hotel Giardino Ascona with a view of the lily pond and enjoy a 4-course menu of the chef’s choice. It could hardly get more romantic.
Romantic couple activities in Ticino
Still Switzerland – but almost Italy. The Ticino summer exudes a certain lightness and a touch of dolce vita. A fantastic alpine panorama, just waiting to be explored, opens up to you. Of course, this is best done in the mountains themselves or from the water. Hiking boots, bicycles, and boats are perfect for getting around, depending on your preference and choice of activity. And if you prefer to take it easy, you can find your spot by the lily pond in our bar lounge or the warm spa – quite romantic and perfect for a vacation for two.
1/4 Ahoy to all water rats!– The glittering Lake Maggiore, which extends over a total of 212.5 square kilometers over a width of 10 km and a length of approx. 64 km, not only looks beautiful, but also has a number of exciting activities to offer. As if made for water lovers: An excursion for two with our yacht "Frauscher" • Prove your balance on the stand-up paddle (SUP) • Explore the surroundings on boats, canoes, or pedalos • For those who dare more action, there are also places where you can practice your water skiing and wakeboarding skills, respectively Cruise across the lake on a "bananaboat" • Spend the day leisurely at one of the numerous beach resorts, such as the Lido Ascona • Sail romantically into the sunset • And much more! © Photographer: Thomas Buchwalder
2/4 The mountain calls!– Palm trees meet glaciers. A special combination. Suitable for all active couples who like to spend time in the mountains, the region has a lot to offer. Because over 1400 km of hiking trails extend around Lake Maggiore. You have numerous options with varying degrees of difficulty - there is guaranteed to be something for every couple: Explore the region by bike or e-bike • Swing the golf club at the Golf Club Patriziale in Ascona against the mountain backdrop • After the sporting activity enjoy a picnic with breathtaking views • And much more!
3/4 To all walking fans– Stroll leisurely: In the old towns of Ascona and Locarno • On the Piazza Giuseppe Motta, aka the lake promenade of Ascona with colorful little houses and a gelato in hand • Add a shopping tour, or a visit to one of the numerous markets • And much more! © Photographer: Thomas Buchwalder
4/4 For all lovers of culture and art– Art and culture simply belong to the Lago Maggiore and the region Ascona - Locarno. The annual Locarno Festival, one of the most important cultural events in Europe, is a must for culture, antique and museum lovers. • Explore the historical sites, such as the church of San Pietro e Paolo, or the Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso, or the restored Visconti Castle with the fortification designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Face the truth on the mountain "Monte Verità" • Visit one of the many museums, such as the Alprose Chocolate Museum And much more!
Time out is always something to celebrate – whether it’s brunch, the holidays or simply an after-work drink, our upcoming events provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind. For hotel guests and locals alike.
Pure relaxation! For those looking to fully unwind. Pamper your senses, enjoy fine dining and feel relaxed every minute of the day. True bliss.
Work and holiday combined! The perfect combination at the most beautiful destinations in Switzerland.
Get active! Take a boat out on the lake, hit the trails on a bike or paraglide down a mountain. A bit of adventure never hurt anyone.
Challenge your fitness! Build strength, increase your endurance or set new personal bests. Focus on sport and benefit from optimum nutrition.
Be your best self! Discover the potential of your body and mind and use it to the full. Improve your athletic and everyday performance through professional advice and good nutrition.
Improve your health! The health programmes sustainably strengthen the body and mind. Whether back issues, weight problems or stress: we can improve and protect our health.
Unwind from head to toe! The time has come to focus on finding your centre. Breathe deeply, eat consciously and improve your well-being with invigorating treatments. You will feel fantastic for it.
We are all looking for the perfect experience. The perfect hotel, the perfect place, or the perfect moment. But what is perfect for you? Giardino has a few ideas ready and has divided them into six themes. Click through the offers and give your stay a personal upgrade.
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Golf Check up
Overnight stay, green fee, direct access to the course and golf check-up included
Guided by Giardino: Trumpet lessons
Trumpet lessons with the General Manager a top Monte Verit ...
Giardino route: Sun chaser
By car or motorbike in summertime from Zurich to Ascona and back
Guided by Giardino: Touring with the head concierge
A tour through Ascona
Giardino Flower Power
Individuelle Blumendekoration der hauseigenen Floristin Martina Frei
Silent Flow Yoga with Ben Rakidzija
An interpretation of different styles, suitable for beginners and advanced
Yin Yoga with Ben Rakidzija
Mindfulness in the present through gentle Qi Gong movements
Autumn aperitif with star chef Rolf Fliegauf
2-star chef Rolf Fliegauf invites to the autumn aperitif
Special Retreat: Get to know Ayurveda
Perfect as an introduction to ayurveda or as a refresher
Our Giardino team helps you to achieve your desired goal
Yoga and Ayurveda Special at Hotel Giardino Ascona
A 5-day special in our Hotel Giardino Ascona