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Brissago Islands

Brissago - Ascona

The mild climate at Lago Maggiore is unique in Switzerland, and enables subtropical plants to flourish in the open air on Isola Grande, the large island. The Botanical Gardens of the Canton of Ticino house around 1,700 plant species.

This excursion is the perfect way to discover the pearls of Lake Maggiore. From Locarno, after a tour of Piazza Grande and a stroll along the lake, take the boat to the Brissago Islands where an incredible trip around the world awaits thanks to the variety of plant species from the five continents and an exciting treasure hunt for the whole family.


The ideal program:


Excursion for everyone


  • Take the train to Locarno
  • Visit to Piazza Grande and stroll along the lake
  • Take the boat to the Brissago Islands


  • Lunch on the Island
  • Visit to the botanical garden
  • Take the boat back to Ascona and visit of the village

Not to be missed

  • Piazza Grande, Locarno
  • Treasure hunt for the whole family
  • The old town of Ascona

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  1. Contact

    6612 Ascona

    Lugano Region tourist office
    Piazza della Riforma
    +41 58 220 65 00

    Ascona-Locarno Turismo
    Piazza Stazione / Stazione FFS
    6600 Locarno-Muralto
    +41 848 091 091

  2. Notes
  3. Opening

    Open all days