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Piazza G. Motta

Piazza G. Motta

Parish church of Saints Peter and Paul

Parish church of Saints Peter and Paul

Former Papal College (Collegio Papio)

Former Papal College (Collegio Papio)

Via Borgo

Via Borgo

Municipal Museum of Modern Art

Municipal Museum of Modern Art

Tour description

This itinerary includes a visit to the parish church and the old town center, where pedestrian alleyways alternate with historical buildings displaying adorned doorways, balconies, and frescoes. The distinctive and elegant historical center also features boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. Start at the Church of Santi Pietro e Paolo, where you can admire the works of painter Giovanni Serodine. Don't miss the facade of Casa Serodine on the small square in front of the church. From here, proceed toward the lake and turn left onto the lakefront promenade. Just before Hotel Castello, turn left again. At the end of Vicolo dei Ghiriglioni, make a left onto Via delle Cappelle and continue until the oratory of Santi Fabiano e Sebastiano, now a parish museum. Opposite the oratory is the tree-lined alley that leads to Collegio Papio and its church, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Misericordia. Exiting onto Via Collegio, which runs parallel to the wall surrounding the complex, you will find yourself in the heart of the historical center. Turn right onto Carrà dei Nasi and then left onto Via Borgo. Continue until you reach the Municipal Museum of Modern Art, and then make a left onto Contrada Maggiore, from where you will return to the small piazza where you started.


Recommended period: January-December

Municipal Museum of Modern Art open from March to December

Parish museum open from April to October

To/From Ascona: bus FART (line 1 Ascona-Locarno-Tenero / line 316 Brissago-Ascona-Locarno), bus stop Ascona Posta

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Places along the route: Piazzetta San Pietro - Parish church of Saints Peter and Paul - Casa Serodine - Piazza G. Motta - Parish museum - Former Papal College (Collegio Papio) - Church of S. Maria della Misericordia - Municipal Museum of Modern Art


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Tour history (B00891)

First published: Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007

Last updated: Montag, 11. Mai 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.ascona-locarno.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 1.4 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 9 m | Descent: 9 m
Highest point: 205 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Ascona
Viale Papio 5
CH - 6612 Ascona
Tel.: +41 (0)848 091 091
Fax: +41 (0)91 759 76 94