Travel Blogs from Ascona, Switzerland

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No snow at Bosco Gurin!!, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

No snow at Bosco Gurin!!

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... neighbours! Lots of wooden and stone houses, covered in snow - very pretty. After another hot chocolate stop, we headed back to Ascona, where Eurosia had to collect her 17yo daughter, Raissa, at 5pm. Raissa is stunningly beautiful, and is working in a ...

"Heaven, I'm in Heaven..."

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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A wonderful quiet day, waking up at Il Monte and having the kids race to the windows and exclaim at the view! Then a lovely slow start to the day, with the kids running around the garden and feeding the 10 pet fallow (bambi) deer that live outside our ...

Across the Alps, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Across the Alps

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... with the policeman when we accidentally parked in the place where the tourist train parked! A slight hiccup as we crossed into Switzerland – I had been keen to go to Basel (which probably wasn't far enough from our departure point to warrant a ...

Lake Maggiore, Switzerland, Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Lake Maggiore, Switzerland

A travel blog entry by jmthorson

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We headed south toward Milan to meet up with Josh but since we weren't expected until Tuesday we stayed two nights in Ascona, a lovely town on the Swiss side of Lake Maggiore that was recommended by a Swiss couple we met hiking in ...

Cari, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Cari

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... due for dinner at another cousin and Danny and Sandra were also packing up to return to their home in Brione s. Minusio (near Ascona). We were early for dinner with Davide (son of Marcello Perissinotto and Gabriella de Bortoli) and Eva, so we stopped ...

In the snow, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

In the snow

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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The kids have been very keen to see and play in snow, and as there are a couple of days of rain forecast, and then a couple of very hot (25 degree) days, we were advised to go to the snow sooner rather than later. We were very kindly lent gloves for the ...

Rivers and Lakes, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Rivers and Lakes

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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We had a lovely day today with Martina (Steven's cousin) and her boys. It was the Feast of Peter and Paul, so some shops were closed, and there was a holiday atmosphere! First, we went up the Valle Versasca with Martina and Daniel (who is the same age as ...

Fondue and Friends, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Fondue and Friends

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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It wasn't raining (somewhat unusual for this part of our holiday!), but the weather wasn’t good enough for us to go to cousin Daniele’s holiday house in the mountains, which was very disappointing but hardly unexpected given the weather of ...

Isola Bella, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Isola Bella

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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After a few days of fairly miserable weather, we woke to a decent looking morning, so quickly got going to take advantage of it. We hadn't planned it, but decided over breakfast to go to the Borremeo Islands, near Stresa in Italy, as this was the "#1 ...

Another day in Ronco, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Another day in Ronco

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... and fed our leftover bread to the deer. At Ronco, we visited Eurosia, who is now working in the tourism office for Ronco Sopra Ascona, so that we could use the free internet in the tourism office. As we finished, Eurosia told us that the whole of Ronco ...

Mother's Day at Lugano, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Mother's Day at Lugano

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... was lovely to catch up with them – Eurosia, in particular, has been so good to us every time we have visited Switzerland. That night, Steven watched “Il Pupa e secchioni”  - an Italian version of Beauty and the Geek.  When ...

Cannobio, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Cannobio

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... nice pizzeria for lunch, which was fortunate, as it started to rain.  Things do seem so much cheaper in Italy than in Switzerland, but we have to remember that the Euro is worth more than an Aussie dollar (whereas the swiss franc is exactly equal to ...

The Valle Versasca, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

The Valle Versasca

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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Today has been forecast as the last day of good weather for a week – even so, the clouds came up quickly this morning. We met Eurosia at Ronco fairly early, and (after grabbing the makings of a picnic at our friendly supermarket), headed off to ...

Ascona, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Ascona

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... ’s home for delicious soup. On the way home, the full moon came up over the mountains, reflecting on the lake and the twinkling lights of Ascona were just incredible –Georgia and I couldn’t resist getting the tripod out to photograph ...

Nonno's birthday at Ronco (and ANZAC day), Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Nonno's birthday at Ronco (and ANZAC day)

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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Nonno's birthday! We headed down from our mountain home for Mass at Ronco at 11am – the Australians doubled the congregation!  Mass is always hard for the kids (read, the boys!) but even harder in a language that they didn’t ...

Wet! Wet! Wet!, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Wet! Wet! Wet!

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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OK, today it just poured cold rain all day! There was really very little that we could do, as tourists, as it was just wet and miserable.  So, we merely headed to the shopping centre at Tenero COOP, on the basis that it was all inside – the ...

Tessin, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Tessin

A travel blog entry by aschi

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Bomb shelters!, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Bomb shelters!

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... when the bombs come” – Tom thought the 2 foot thick door was a little unusual.  Apparently, all new houses in Switzerland (built in the last 50 years) have one!!!  This is definitely a very different country to our own! A quiet night ...

Castles, Cheese and Snow, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Castles, Cheese and Snow

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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It wasn't raining (somewhat unusual for this part of our holiday!), but the weather wasn’t good enough for us to go to cousin Daniele’s holiday house in the mountains, which was very disappointing but hardly unexpected given the weather of ...

Our last day in Ronco...., Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Our last day in Ronco....

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... had a big sleep (and wonderful Nonno and Nonna supervised the sleeping babies so that Steven and I could go for a walk in Ascona together), and then, in the afternoon, we made the most amazing discovery….. ….Ronco has a public swimming ...

A Little house above the lake, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

A Little house above the lake

A travel blog entry by domperi

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... actually built in the 17th century though. (2) Talk to you in Paris 1. http://official-swiss-national-languages.all-about-switzerland.info/ 2. http://www.wanderland.ch/en/services/places/ort-0353.html 3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantons_of_Switzerland ...

I'm on top of the world, looking down on creation

I'm on top of the world, looking down on creation"

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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... high we were off the ground, and the view was incredible – we could see all the way to Monte Rosa, the highest mountain in Switzerland, and the alps on the Italian/French border.  We then went up all the way to Cimetta – we were a little ...

The level of the lake is rising!, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

The level of the lake is rising!

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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It was another wet day, so we took it very easy! We did school work in the morning for a couple of hours (Tom even wrote a poem about the cars he had seen the day before), then we went down to Ronco for a pizza lunch.  Of course, you cannot go ...

Day 4, from Biasca to Ascona, Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Day 4, from Biasca to Ascona

A travel blog entry by kremser

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... , were we made a stop and took a swim in the wonderful Lago Maggiore! Bella Italia …Hmh Italian Switzerland! After that, we continued the bike path to Ascona and arrived at our hotel - right next to the lake - at 4o'clock. Day trip Summary: ...

Lago Maggiore/Ascona, Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Lago Maggiore/Ascona

A travel blog entry by papayaprincess

For the grand finale of the trip we headed to Ascona, a Swiss city on the border with Italy, separated by Lago Maggiore (a big lake)... We arrived here and got straight to business...my grandma's friends 80th birthday party...complete wth pheasant soup ...

Ascona, Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Ascona

A travel blog entry by reisender

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Exhausting week in Switzerland, Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Exhausting week in Switzerland

A travel blog entry by nualamccullagh

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Today is the last day of the workshop here in ascona Switzerland. It is very beautiful, very similar to varenna, Italy. The workshop has been great, very intense and exhausting, but I feel like I have gotten a lot out of it and met a lot of people. Also ...

Tom's blog entry, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Tom's blog entry

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

We are in Switzerland. The village is called Ronco sopra Ascona (means Ronco above Ascona) in a state called Ticino. Ticino is the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.  We are here to visit Daddy's relatives – my Nonno has 3 brothers and ...

Ascona, Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Ascona

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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... to island to see lovely botanical gardens. Many huge blossoms. Picnic lunch on grass. Had drinks at sidewalk cafew upon return to Ascona. Other took bus from Locarno to mountain stream. Wild ride. Too cold to swim. At dinner, ran into friends of ...

Fishing,cats and dogs, Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland travel blog

Fishing,cats and dogs

A travel blog entry by kperissinotto

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Happy Labour Day – a public holiday in Switzerland and Italy too. We headed off to Italy today, to go fishing with Martina's boys, Andrea and Daniel, at a stocked trout dam near Verbania (Tom chose to go in Martina’s car with the boys – ...

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