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Crossing the Gotthard Pass in a Horse-drawn Stagecoach

Crossing the Gotthard Pass in a Horse-drawn Stagecoach

The construction of the Gotthard Pass Road between 1827 and 1830 inaugurated the golden age of the stagecoach. Coaches drawn by 4 or 6 horses negotiated the hairpin curves of the Tremola from the Gotthard Pass down to Airolo.more

Val Piora: Quiet Mountain Lakes High Above the Leventina

Val Piora: Quiet Mountain Lakes High...

A ride with Europe's steepest funicular and a brief walk from Leventina brings one to the mountain lake paradise of the nature reserve Alp Piora.more

Enjoyment and fun at Campo Tencia

Enjoyment and fun...

The upper Leventina region is home to rewarding hiking trails far from...more

"Pastafrolle"...

Ticino's short breads in their traditional S-shape. The short and...more

Crossing the Gotthard Pass in a Horse-drawn Stagecoach

The construction of the Gotthard Pass Road between 1827 and 1830 inaugurated the golden age of the stagecoach. Coaches drawn by 4 or 6 horses negotiated the hairpin curves of the Tremola from the Gotthard Pass down to Airolo.

If you use the tunnel you will miss the essential point: the feeling to have truly conquered the Gotthard, this primeval massif between Northern and Southern Europe.

Val Piora: Quiet Mountain Lakes High Above the Leventina

A ride with Europe's steepest funicular and a brief walk from Leventina brings one to the mountain lake paradise of the nature reserve Alp Piora.

A quick ride with Europe's steepest funicular and a brief walk from Leventina brings one to the mountain lake paradise of the nature reserve Alp Piora. the highest mountain in Ticino.

Enjoyment and fun at Campo Tencia

The upper Leventina region is home to rewarding hiking trails far from the 'madding crowd'. Starting at Dalpe the trail takes you through a magnificent forest, the Capanna Campo Tencia, at the foot of the wildly romantic Campo Tencia, Ticino's highest peak.

The upper Leventina region is home to rewarding hiking trails far from the 'madding crowd'. Starting at Dalpe the trail takes you through a magnificent forest, the Capanna Campo Tencia, at the foot of the wildly romantic Campo Tencia, Ticino's highest peak. The hut is ideally suited for staying overnight with the entire family: There are climbing gardens, a nearby mountain lake, and a playground in a meadow. And the mountain hut is a secret tip for gourmets: At 2,140 meters above sea level you wil find delectable Ticinese specialties such as black polenta, Pizzocheri or Torta di Pane.

"Pastafrolle" from the Bedretto valley

Ticino's short breads in their traditional S-shape. The short and delicious "pastafrolle" come from the Bedretto valley, where the production secret is guarded jealously. Made only with authentic ingredients and butter from the Ticino Alps, these pastries are a delicacy that one wants to snack on throughout day.