Idea 3: True southern flair

Ticino

Progretto Parco Nazionale del Locarnese

Progretto Parco Nazionale del Locarnese

Brissago, Lago Maggiore

Brissago, Lago Maggiore

Progretto Parco Nazionale del Locarnese

Progretto Parco Nazionale del Locarnese

Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso

Locarno Monti

Locarno Monti

Dolce vita in Ticino goes way beyond the holiday resorts of Ascona, Locarno and Lugano. This canton is blessed with an abundance of natural and cultural riches.

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Locarnese National Park project:
islands, palms and mountains

Whether you want to relax on a palm-fringed island or hike high into the peaks, the Locarnese National Park project is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts. Remote valleys, wild gorges, authentic mountain villages and low-key activities on and around Lago Maggiore await.

UNESCO World Heritage„king of the castle in Bellinzona“

Bellinzona is crowned by a trio of castles - Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro - which give the regional capital Unesco World Heritage status. The views from the medieval city walls are nothing short of extraordinary.

Bolle di Magadin water meadow landscapes:
spotting migratory birds

In the Ticino and Verzasca river delta on the shores of Lake Maggiore, the Bolle di Magadino water meadow landscapes are rich in plant and birdlife. The water meadows are an important nesting and breeding area for many migratory birds. Nature trails guide the way. For more ideas, visit Ticino - nature pure.

Walking, cycling and mountain biking

SwitzerlandMobility 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 dreams

Locarno 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.

Regional specialities

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

Travel

Relax, Switzerland's extensive public transport network will ensure your journey runs to plan.
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Enjoy carefree travel without luggage.
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