In a tasteful palace in the historic centre of Bellinzona, at the foot of the Castelgrande hill, you will be met by chef Lorenzo Albrici, who trained under the great Fredy Girardet, and his extremely sophisticated cuisine - a unique fusion of Italian and French tradition with a menu that is updated regularly. 1 Michelin star, 16 GaultMillau points.
Not many visitors know the route via the cantonal road north of Lago Maggiore, which leads through Gudo and Monte Carasso to the north. It wends its way through vineyards in which new types of grape vines are planted.
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!