Autumn in Ticino

For all those who need an extra boost of autumn

Tips for Ticino's mild November

There are many good reasons to visit Ticino even when the days get shorter. It retains its charm, the sun shines, the colours change, and chestnut urchins populate the woods. It's still nice outside, the season is not over yet, on the contrary! 

Chestnuts are certainly the star of this season. You can find them everywhere: in the woods, at restaurants, at the market. Roasted, with milk, candied, in vermicelles… it is a traditional product that both adults and children will enjoy.

5 markets in Ticino

Buying products from small producers, from local craftsmen and women, or from farmers of neighbouring land is always synonymous with sustainability and links with the area.


Who said you can do outdoor sports only in summer? With a climb here and a MTB descent there, Ticino is packed with exciting outdoor activities. 

Visit places packed with history, see magnificent panoramas, experience an adventure and test your ingenuity by solving mysteries.

A hot bath is truly wonderful on the coldest days. With a lake or mountain view? Even better! Children can enjoy it too thanks to pools and fun slides.

And if once the sky is overcast and looks like rain? This is the ideal day to admire works of art in the various regions of Ticino. Or in the Mendrisiotto to follow the audio guide of its 5 art museums

A bit of shopping is essential. With over 100 shops and well-known brands, Fox Town is the ideal place for an afternoon of shopping.

You can still visit a grotto in the late autumn! Here’s a selection of eateries that are still open when the days get shorter, serving local delicacies such as polenta, braised meat, soups, cakes and, above all, mouthwatering game. Whether you decide to sit indoors or outdoors, your belly will always be full. 

In Ticino, you can camp in autumn as well! Whether in a campervan or in a tent, the renowned quality of Ticino's campsites is at your service. Located on lake shores or in lush valleys, in some wonderful settings.

Ready for your visit to Ticino?

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