Ascona is a small town in southern Switzerland. Located on the shore of Lake Maggiore it is Switzerland’s lowest lying town and home to roughly 5.500 people. The history of Ascona dates back to the beginning of Late Bronze Age as an in 1952 discovered necropolis shows. The mountain that lies above Ascona is called Monte Veritá (literally mount of truth) and is 350 metres high. Acona is not only known for its climate, its old town and lake promenade but also for JazzAscona – Europe’s largest jazz festival.