The Swiss town of Ascona is only 17 km away, where you can explore the old town, choose from a variety of restaurants and visit botanical gardens. Locarno, Switzerland, is also close by. There are lots of interesting attractions here, including Astrovia Locarno, a 1:1 billion scale of the solar system which you can cycle or walk around.
Lake Maggiore, Italian LakesSite code: IL012
- Stresa : 37km
- Milan : 120km
- Locarno : 16km
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Almost 70 km away, but well worth the journey, Zoo-Safari del Lago Maggiore is an exciting day out. You can drive round and see lots of large animals, including hippos and lions, you can wander through the aquarium, ride the log flume and other attractions, see shows and pet the small, fluffy animals.
The little town of Cannobio just 2 km away is well worth a visit. There is a bus service that stops outside the parc entrance which will take you there. This historic town is home to a famous painting of the Virgin Mary which is said to have bled. Locarno is also within easy reach, where you can enjoy not just a famously sunny climate, but also the wonderful Santuario della Madonna del Sasso which overlooks the city.