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TICINO: Sunshine 2-hours away from home!

The Breakfast Show // Art & Culture// Travel // By Mark // Feb. 13, 2019
Ticino is the only Swiss region entirely located south of the Alps where Italian is the official language.
Ticino is the perfect destination for families, honeymooners and nature lovers looking for luxurious properties with first class service.
Ticino Tourism TICINO: Sunshine 2-hours away from home!

Ticino, the part of Switzerland where the climate is mild throughout the year.

An immense world enclosed in a small region rich of contrasts: palm trees and glaciers, lakes and mountains, gourmet restaurants and traditional grottos, trends and traditions.

Here quality and efficiency are Swiss, whereas the flair and the lifestyle is Italian.

Enjoy the events taking place throughout the year and be seduced by the many suggestive spots, the colours and the flavours of the "Dolce Vita" that make this land unique and unforgettable.

The emerald green river which runs in the Verzasca valley is very tempting and especially appreciated in summer for its refreshing powers. 

A wide variety of landscapes can be observed: gleaming glaciers, untamed Alpine valleys, green hills with rich subtropical vegetation and enchanting botanical parks.

The fine gastronomy is a way of life and the region is the perfect spot to enjoy local experiences.

The region features popular destinations such as Lugano, Ascona-Locarno, Bellinzona and Mendrisio, but also unspoilt valleys with high peaks. 


As soon as you catch a glimpse of the Ascona lakefront, the fishing landscape and the colorful lakeside houses, which imbue the scenery with a Mediterranean character, will impress you.

It is the ideal location for relaxation, taking walks and enjoying the splendid sunset on the lake. 


Perfectly nestled between the lake and the mountains, Lugano is a happening place offering numerous activities for those who wish to take advantage of Swiss hospitality while enjoying the influence of the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Discover the heart of the city while shopping in the luxury boutiques of Via Nassa, stop for an aperitivo in one of the many cafés or bars in the center and don’t miss a visit to the cultural center LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Explore the region by taking a cruise on the lake or by visiting one of the wineries on the hills.


Locarno, the city of film on Lake Maggiore with its characteristic corners. With culture, lake and mountains you run no chance of getting bored:

it is the perfect destination for your holidays, whether you plan on relaxing or you are in search of entertainment.

Need some hotel suggestions for a stay? Check our Partners here.

Ticino Tourism is the marketing organization for the region. 

Find out more at www.ticino.ch/getaway




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