Lake Maggiore has lived from tourism for over a hundred years: thanks to the many varied attractions of the region. Already at the end of the last century tourists began choosing the area for their holidays, or their "cures". Since then it has developed steadily. The Peace Treaty signed in Locarno in 1925 established the town's international reputation as the "Town of Peace". The "Monte VeritÓ" cultural movement brought numerous famous artists to the village of Ascona. The area progressed rapidly as a tourist center after the Second World War and has continued ever since. It offers its guests a peaceful holiday as well as cultural and sporting activities.