Are you ready for more?Ticino - nature pure.
Walking, cycling and mountain bikingSwitzerlandMobility gets the country moving. The only one of its kind in the world, this network of marked walking, cycling and mountain biking trails makes Switzerland a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Our tip: Sentiero Monte di Comino walk
Taking care of yourself and others and respecting the natural environment will ensure you get the most of your outdoor experience. More information
Sweet dreamsLocarno Youth Hostel Lounge under palm trees and see how the rich and famous live. Every guest is a VIP at Locarno Youth Hostel. Just a few minutes' walk from the old town and Piazza Grande in Locarno, these one-of-a-kind lodgings offer comfortable double rooms and dorms. The youth hostel has been awarded the Ibex fairstay gold certificate for sustainability.
Chestnuts *What was once army fodder is now a delicacy. The chestnut appears in many guises in Ticino - from bread to pasta, roasted or sweet in ice cream and vermicelli.
Panettone *Light, airy and studded with candied fruit and grapes, this classic and moreish Italian sweet has long been a staple on tables in Ticino. Today it is not only served at Christmas but all year round.
Gazzosa *A taste of the Ticinese summer, gazzosa is the traditional soft drink of southern Switzerland. Made from pure fruit concentrate and without artificial preservatives, the lightly sparkling limonade is natural and refreshing.
* Part of the culinary heritage of Switzerland:www.kulinarischeserbe.ch