Every year, we present you with ten different tourist destinations in Switzerland that are worth a visit.
Special moments in the Ticino springtime.
There is barely any region so full of contrasts as Ticino. The mild climate ensures a true sea of blooms around the lakes in spring, while the countryside glows with a dazzling variety of colours in autumn. Peaceful valleys and remote villages alternate with vibrant squares, where the ease of the dolce vita can be experienced. Unique moments await you at each of these places, and it all adds up to a superb stay that will long remain in the hearts of visitors.
Sun-ripened fruit, flavourful cheeses, goat sausage, crusty bread and polenta flour: a stroll through the Saturday market in Bellinzona is pure pleasure for every gourmet. 120 producers from the region offer their goods in the alleyways of the old town. You then breathe in history at every step in a circular walk to the three medieval castles, which form a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Going back to the Middle Ages, falconry has been an impressive pastime in Europe. Visitors to Ticino can see the majestic flight of the eagle and the lightning-fast attack of the falcon with their own eyes today at the Falconeria in Locarno on Lago Maggiore.
A real picture book panorama of Ticino can also be enjoyed from above. The view from Monte Lema is particularly unique – on one side Lake Lugano sparkles far below, and on the other side Lago Maggiore, both nestled in the picturesque mountain scenery of South Ticino.
These and many other special little moments slot together into a mosaic that gives Ticino its special character. Buon soggiorno!
Elia Frapolli, Director of Ticino Turismo