This very quiet four-star, 71-room hotel, between Monte Verita and Ronco, just 3 kilometers from Ascona, offers wonderful views of Lake Maggiore. All guestrooms have southern exposure and a balcony. The Berno's Wellness a la carte package includes three or five nights lodging plus breakfasts and dinners, welcome drink, gala Ticino dinner, one free use of the hotel's sauna and solarium plus free use of the hotel's mountain bikes, fitness room, swimming pool and sun terrace. Three nights a week there is live piano music in the hotel bar or on the bar terrace.

Optional activities include guided hikes (Tuesdays), accompanied bike trips, mini-golf or golf on Lake Maggiore (Wednesdays), breakfast at a local farm or a visit to the botanical garden or wine cellar (Thursdays), canoeing on the Ticino river (advance reservation only). Also available are windsurfing, sailing (sailing and surfing school), water skiing on Lake Maggiore, tennis, golf (special golf holiday packages available), horse riding, flying and paragliding school. Ascona is in Switzerland's Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, on Lake Maggiore. It is a town of palm trees, artists and pretty lakeside cafés. For those not strapped to a chaise at Casa Berno, easy one-day excursions are possible to Lugano and to Varese, Como, Domodossola and Milan in Italy.

Street Address: Via Gottardo Madonna 15
City: Ascona
Country: Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)91 791 32 32
Fax: +41 (0)91 792 11 14
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Quality: Rating: 4 stars
Value: Rating: 2 stars
Price Level: $$$$
Type: Hotel