We wanted to stay in Ascona because of its proximity to the lake.We also hope to do some hiking while there. The only 3 star hotel left during jazz festival is La Perla above the lake. However, we found a place right on the water in Porto Ronco. It seems we would have to take a boat from Ronco everyday to find stuff to do. Can anyone tell me... How crazy does Ascona get during the jazz festival? I wouldn't mind hearing jazz music during lunch or dinner one day, but my husband hates big crowds. Please give input.