Winter in Ticino

Life is made up of moments to be savoured, felt and experienced. Ticino offers countless little moments, each with its own special features, colours and scents.

A small region, a big world


Ticino is rich in natural contrasts. In just a few kilometers you can travel from the Gotthard massif right down to the sweet hills of Mendrisiotto, close to Italy. The canton of Ticino comprises four regions: Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino, Ascona-Locarno Region, Lugano Region and Mendrisiotto e Basso Ceresio. These four destinations can offer you everything you’re looking for: culture and nature, city and mountain villages, sport and relaxation.

Population

+353'300

Official language

Italian

Ticino a destination full of stunning places to explore


Anyone that loves to travel knows the pull to head out into the world. But those just itching to travel should look for a trip to Ticino for the next vacations: it has so many glamorous locations that hold their own and is an ideal alternative destination for those seeking a voyage of discovery.

Eat, laugh, relax. Repeat.


Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions and then enjoy a stunning panorama from one of Ticino’s many mountains or choose to relax and pamper yourself for a day of pure wellbeing. Travelling with the family? No problem: the attractions are countless for a family-friendly destination like Ticino.

Ticino cuisine

Ticino's gastronomy is popular among typical products and traditions. If you like to travel with taste, why not let Ticino fill you up?

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Excursions

The natural richness of the Ticino territory characterizes the itineraries of the canton and makes them a daydream for anyone who travels along them.

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Museum Villa dei Cedri

Particularly appreciated by visitors for its park, the unique layout, and for the vineyard located behind the villa which produces the much-loved Merlot.

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FoxTown Factory Stores

FoxTown, the biggest factory-stores-center in Southern Europe, is located in Mendrisio (Ticino, Southern Switzerland), only 15 km from Lugano.

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Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur is an open-air museum where you can admire the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation.

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Monte Generoso

One of the most fascinating panoramic peak in Switzerland, stretching all the way from the Apennines to the Alps.

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Our selection of hotels for... city breakers


Our selection of hotels for... nature lovers


Our selection of hotels for... those seeking the Dolce Vita


Visit us, we are easy to reach!


Whether by car, train or plane, Ticino can be reached easily. You choose the way you prefer.
Ever since the Ceneri Base Tunnel opened, it’s around 15–25 minutes quicker to travel to Ticino by train from Switzerland’s main cities.