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Route: Locarno – Ascona

Ascona (197 m above sea level) is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the sub-district of Isole. The popular health resort lies on the northern shore of the Langensee (Lago Maggiore, Lake Maggiore), west of the Maggia delta. The JazzAscona Festival takes place in the streets of Ascona every year.

Among Ascona's sights are: parish church Santi Pietro e Paolo (1599–1630), church Santa Maria della Misericordia (1519), Collegio Papio, Casa Serodine (1620), ruins of the castle San Materno with Romanic chapel. Ascona has the world's oldest miniature golf facility; it was opened in 1954.

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