The regions of Ticino

One land, many facets

Discover the Regions of Ticino

Are you looking for a place to spend your holidays where you can experience outdoor activities and excursions, and relaxation, in both natural and city settings? A stone's throw from home, Ticino is the ideal place for you!  

Choose the perfect region for your holidays: 

The Locarno area, with the beautiful landscapes of Lake Maggiore, the Basodino Glacier, and magnificent valleys, as well as plenty of campsites where you can spend quality time in the company of friends and family; 
Lugano and the surrounding area; art and culture, but also shopping and nightlife make this region ideal for those looking for the perfect mix of city and nature; 
Mendrisio and its environs, where you can spend fun days getting lost in the hills and vineyards, or discovering the magnificent Breggia Gorge Park, but also plan cultural visits to the museums and outdoor archaeological sites; 
Bellinzona, a region truly defined equally by history and nature, with its famous UNESCO Heritage castles, as well as the gorgeous, wild landscapes found in the valleys of upper Ticino. 

Still undecided? Visit the dedicated section to learn all about Ticino!

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Superficie totale

2'812 km²



Punto più alto

3'402 m s.l.m.

Punto più basso

193 m s.l.m.

Basel 230 km 2 h 45 min
Bern 246 km 2 h 50 min
Genève 405 km 4 h 35 min
Locarno 20 km 25 min
Lugano 29 km 25 min
Malpensa 100 km 2 h 40 min
Milano 105 km 1 h 45 min
Zürich 187 km 1 h 40 min