It is impossible to visit Ticino without being tempted by the shopping – to suit all tastes and budgets.
In the piazzas and along the alleyways of the historic town centres, local markets offer flowers, fruit and vegetables, cured meats and salami, cheeses and traditional artisan crafts.
These are the perfect places in which to discover the delicious local produce, admire the handiwork of the artisans, and savour the charming ambiance of Ticino’s towns.
It’s a short hop from the bustling markets to the most seductive boutiques. Along the 270 metres of arcades lining the Via Nassa in Lugano, you will find all manner of tempting shops – from jewellers’ to clothes boutiques, from antique shops to delicatessens. Meanwhile FoxTown in Mendrisio, an outlet mall with some 160 shops, offers big names at unbeatable prices.