Traditional Ticino

A canton proud of its past

If you like traditions, Ticino has a lot to offer. Discover the living history of the region through its popular fetes and history-rich craftsmanship and food.

Markets and crafts

Visit the local markets in the squares and along the small streets of our old towns. Discover our traditional products.


Local craftsmen create the famous ceramic boccalino mugs, straw-seat chairs and woollen fabrics. If you love good food, you can’t miss a good glass of local Merlot, or dishes created with “farina bona” flour or Zincarlin cheese.

In Ticino, there is still very much a tradition of taking part in the Holy Week Processions and the genuine grape festival at harvest time. Don’t forget your camera!

The Italian part of Switzerland is rich with long-lasting traditions. Which one will you make your favourite?