The art of drinking tea

Monte Verità, a place of healing for the body and the mind, back in 1900 became a pole of attraction for people seeking an alternative lifestyle. Artists such as Hermann Hesse, Rudolf von Laban, the psychologist Otto Gross, aristocrats, anarchists and many others who believed in a new society lived on this hill with its special energy. Another noteworthy fact is the presence of the European continent's only tea plantation. But how did the Asian plant reach Ascona?

Spring in Ticino

Sport Bogno

Running through the mountains

  • 15 June - 10.05
  • 1,936 m
  • Energic


The next not-to-be missed events.


It's often the little moments that make you feel the most.


Ticino told through the protagonists' voices.



Useful services and offers to enjoy your holiday in Ticino.

Small moments, a great experience

Welcome to the official tourism site of Ticino, the most Mediterranean of the Swiss cantons. On this site you'll find all the information you need to plan your next holiday.

Discover the territory:
What the different regions of the canton have to offer, each one with its own characteristics and events.
What to do during the different seasons—there are unforgettable experiences to be had in Ticino any time of the year.
What kind of experiences it offers—Ticino offers a variety of activities, whether you want relaxation or prefer adventure and fun in a natural setting. You can choose from a variety of sports and excursions, or explore the more cultural and gastronomic routes. You can also discover all the events to be attended in the various cities of the canton.

Next, it's time for planning
Choose how to get there, whether by train—at one of the various stations in the canton's cities—plane, or even by car.  
Decide where to stay—Ticino offers a variety of options, from hotels to holiday homes, and even Alpine huts and farms.
Learn how to get around the canton—its buses, cable cars, railways, and boats allow you to explore Ticino’s territories and cities with ease.

Discover everything you need to make your holiday unique on the official tourism website of Ticino!

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