The mild climate of Switzerland’s “sun room” makes it ideal for producing top-quality wines. Just as porcini mushrooms are the perfect accompaniment to risotto, so the grape harvest is a quintessential part of autumn in Ticino. Exploring beautiful footpaths through the mountains or vineyards, taking part in the grape harvest for a day or tasting wines in one of Canton Ticino’s renowned wineries after an enjoyable bike ride will make your visit to the area truly unforgettable. Those wanting to discover the canton’s autumn landscape on foot can also try some of the walks through the chestnut woods. On top, there are plenty of local food festivals featuring a variety of regional products. In short, there’s something for everyone.
It doesn’t take much to make something truly unforgettable: an exciting journey that will awaken all your senses awaits you. Genuine emotions can be triggered by a variety of different elements: the local area, the environment and nature, but first and foremost the people. You will be guided by those who have turned their passion into their profession, following in the footsteps of innovation and tradition. You might also experience a culinary adventure along the way.
Breathtaking views, movement and flavours are a combination of activities just waiting to be experienced. Why not explore one of Switzerland’s biggest wine-producing cantons by bike and learn more about the local wine-making industry? Or travel up to panoramic peaks by funicular or rack railway? Meanwhile, those wanting to immerse themselves in nature can’t fail to find the right path. Ticino also has plenty to offer gourmets, hikers and culture lovers.