Description1. Swiss quality
Reliability, efficiency, punctuality, political and economic stability. These are some of the excellent features of our canton, and of the rest of Switzerland, too. Choosing Ticino means having a high quality service guaranteed.
2.”La Dolce Vita”
In Ticino Swiss quality and Italian lifestyle are combined to give guests unforgettable moments of “Dolce Vita”. You will discover the pleasure in the small things…like taking the right time to celebrate good food and company after a hard days’ work while tasting local traditional and innovative gastronomy.
3. From the palm trees to the glaciers
Along the 100 km separating the St. Gotthard Pass from the region of Mendrisiotto, you can admire and let yourself be enchanted by the entire range of European landscapes: dazzling glaciers, wild alpine valleys, green hills where olives and grapevines grow, and the rich subtropical vegetation of the lakeside botanical parks.
4. Mediterranean climate
The climate is particularly mild and the landscape of the alpine foothills and the lakes is characterised by a bright variety of colours. The vegetation, especially in the regions of Lake Maggiore and the Lake Lugano, is typically Mediterranean.
5. Linguistic richness
In Ticino residents and professionals in tourism, are usually able to communicate in all national languages; besides Italian, official language of the Canton, people speak German and French. English is also widely spoken.
In terms of sustainability, Switzerland shows its stature, often leading the pack. This is confirmed by international studies such as the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), in which Switzerland takes the first place.
7. Excellent offer for incentives
Ticino is a paradise for people who like sports or culture. The valleys with their rivers and mountains offer different kinds of sport activities, for example trekking, mountain biking, canyoning, diving and much more. The cultural offer in Ticino is also excellent thanks to the 70 museums on its territory, where visitors can find cultural treasures and exhibitions of international interest.
8. Hotel choice among the best in Switzerland
The range of choices is very wide and for every need in Ticino there is the ideal solution: big 5-star hotels on the lake shore, cosy guest houses in the valleys, modern constructions and traditional inns. Moreover, our hotels Castello del Sole, Hotel Eden Roc and Albergo Losone have been awarded among the best in Switzerland.
9. Event and meeting location for any taste
From the traditional conference hall in the centre of Lugano to the Information Centre located inside the AlpTransit construction site, or the castles in Bellinzona which is a UNESCO world heritage, our facilities enable conference participants to meet just across the border from Italy, according to their tastes.
10. Excellent accessibility
Situated on the main St. Gotthard road and railway link, connecting the north and south of Europe, Ticino can easily be reached by train, car or plane with fast and frequent connections. The international airport of Milano Malpensa (Italy) is only one hour away by car and there is also a regional airport in Lugano.