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Grottino Ticinese

Grottino Ticinese

Is there anything more comforting than an appetizing platter of freshly cut salami, prosciutto or lardo, soft cheese from the Valle di Muggio, or hard cheese from the upper Ticinese Alps? The large stone tables under centuries-old linden trees are inviting and conducive to animated...more

Bar Settecentesimo

Bar Settecentesimo

Popular meeting point during the Aperitif hour at the foot of Castelgrande with a terrace and fountains, designed by Aurelio Galfetti. Classical...more

Crossing the Gotthard Pass in a Horse-drawn Stagecoach

Crossing the...

The construction of the Gotthard Pass Road between 1827 and 1830...more

Santa Maria Assunta Convent

Santa Maria...

This medieval convent is located in a chestnut forest above Claro, and...more

Grottino Ticinese

Is there anything more comforting than an appetizing platter of freshly cut salami, prosciutto or lardo, soft cheese from the Valle di Muggio, or hard cheese from the upper Ticinese Alps? The large stone tables under centuries-old linden trees are inviting and conducive to animated conversations. Grottino Ticinese is a garden pub, which was established on the occasion of the National Marksmen's Festival of 1929. Swissness!

Bar Settecentesimo

Popular meeting point during the Aperitif hour at the foot of Castelgrande with a terrace and fountains, designed by Aurelio Galfetti. Classical bar with Italian flair.

Popular meeting point during the Aperitif hour at the foot of Castelgrande with a terrace and fountains, designed by Aurelio Galfetti. Classical bar with Italian flair.

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.

Santa Maria Assunta Convent

This medieval convent is located in a chestnut forest above Claro, and to this day nuns live here in seclusion.

This medieval convent is located in a chestnut forest above Claro, and to this day nuns live here in seclusion.