Ah, Ticino!

by Rona Berg

At the Hotel Eden Roc Ascona, in Ticino, delightful surprises unfold.

A recent visit to the sublime Hotel Eden Roc Ascona reminded me of my favorite quote from Maya Angelou: “...People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” because it is the feeling you bring home after a few days at the Hotel Eden Roc that you will remember.

The beautiful property, part of the Tschuggen Hotel Group, is nestled along the shores of Lake Maggiore, in Ticino, where Donatella Versace just purchased a villa. It will touch you to the core of your being, and leave you with a feeling of deep contentment, relaxation and peace. The lovely spa features two indoor and outdoor pools, with a hydrotherapy pool and Kneipp walking path, designed to rev up the circulation, with stones from the Maggia River nearby.

Guests can take a short stroll along the lake to the charming town of Ascona, and enjoy homemade pasta and Italian wines at the local Ristorante Carcani. A cable car from Orselina to Cardada takes you high up into the mountains, where you can enjoy a stunning Alpine view. Visit the nearby Brissago Islands, the only botanical garden in Switzerland on an island, featuring over 1,700 plant species. La Brezza, Hotel Eden Roc Ascona’s fine dining restaurant, was just awarded its first Michelin star.

Channel your inner James Bond and let yourself fly across the lake in a chic speedboat to Italy, where more of La Dolce Vita awaits. 

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