Ticino (Ticino), named after the river of the same name, is the southernmost area of Switzerland and together with a part of the Graubünden (Grigioni) region it is part of the so-called Svizzera Italiana (Italian-speaking Switzerland).
Ticino is an ideal walking area, which few people know about. The mountain valleys Valle Maggia, Valle Verzasca and Valle Blenio are very popular with mountain hikers and the more touristic areas can be found around the lakes Lago Maggiore and Lake Lugano, especially near the towns of Ascona, Locarno and Lugano. In some places in the Tessinian mountain area, you can practise winter sports on a modest scale.
The first impression is that Ticino, as this region is called by the locals, is rather drab, but nothing could be further from the truth! Within a few kilometres of the Gotthard motorway, you will find yourself in a real Himalayan empire. Even in these times, some primitive villages in this area can only be reached on foot. Take the most beautiful walks directly from your holiday home in Ticino.
Do you prefer a more crowded area? You can get that! Some of the most interesting places of Ticino are the capital Bellinzona, with its beautiful castles, Locarno, the authentic mountain village of Corippo in the Valle Veszasca and Morcote on Lake Lugano.
Valle Maggia, Valle Verzasca, lake Lugano, Ascona town, Bellinzona Castle, Locarno Castle, local village of Corippo and Morcote are some of the important places when visiting Ticino.
Some of the must do activities in Ticino are:
Travelers from the UK can reach Ticino via plane, bus or car.
The ideal time to visit Ticino is between November to February and March to April.