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Blue like the skies and lakes, green like the hills, yellow like the sun - and then everything turns orange when the sun disappears behind the mountaintops. The colours of Ticino tell of unique moments coming together to form a mosaic of experiences.
At the southern-most part of Switzerland, where there’s always a hint of Italy in the air, opposites fuse together in complete harmony. Where else can you hike across a glacier in the morning and nap under the palm trees in the afternoon? In the Locarno region with its Alpine hinterland this is more than possible.
On the one hand, you can take a hike in the Ticino alpine world through quiet valleys and sumptuous castles, and on the other hand you can stroll across the lively Piazza Riforma in Lugano with its Mediterranean atmosphere. A trip through time from the 1,500-year-old baptistry in Riva San Vitale to Mario Botta’s avant-garde chapel on Monte Tamaro takes less than 30 minutes. Be seduced by the many suggestive spots, the colours and the flavours of the dolce vita that make this land unique and unforgettable!
And what about the gastronomy? Hardship famously leads to creativity, that explains the richness of Ticino cuisine, dishes which are often based on the basic recipes of the "peasant's cuisine" become delicious and unique dishes such as polenta or minestrone. The traditional Ticino culinary culture is groundbreaking insofar as it is now where everyone wants to be: close to its roots.
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