This is the land of Carolus Borromeus. St. Charles Borromeo was here and even founded a school here which is still in existence: the Collegio Papio.
Ascona is a charming little town, on a giant lake. No trains here, but if you have a rental car or just take the train to nearby Locarno and then the bus to Ascona you can see it all. Be inspired. The Faith lives, thanks to the labors of many. Join the effort: keep Europe Catholic.