Ticino Travel Guide
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Visitors a bit weak on their geography might hear the names Lugano, Ascona, Locarno, and Bellinzona and assume—quite naturally—that they're in Italy. Color photographs of the region might not even set them straight: nearly every publicity shot shows palm trees and mimosas, azure waters, and indigo skies. Surely this is the Italian Mediterranean or the coast of the Adriatic. But behind the waving date palms are telltale signs: fresh paint, manicured gardens, punctual trains. There's no mistake about it: it's a little bit of Italy, but the canton Ticino is decidedly Swiss.
The hotel industry of this Mediterranean region of Switzerland capitalizes on its natural assets, with lakeside views of Lago Maggiore and Lago di Lugano...read more
From rib-sticking local specialties like pizzoccheri to refined fare such as expertly grilled seafood and delicate homemade pasta, Ticino has it all. The...read more
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Luscious Lugano: Nowhere in Ticino do Italian chic and Swiss quality mingle so perfectly. But there is more going on here than people-watching... Read more
Ticinese food has strong ties to northern Italian cooking—logically enough, since Lombardy and Piedmont in Italy segue right into Ticino, which... Read more
They say, "When in Rome … " but there's no need to travel so far south for a taste of the good life. Do as the ancient Romans did (and the wealthiest... Read more
Rooted firmly on the southern shores of Lago di Lugano, the 3,595-foot Monte San Giorgio has been an irresistible draw for paleontologists since... Read more
Switzerland may be best known for its frosty summits, but the tiny-yet-diverse country opens up in summertime... Read more
Starting in the sun-splashed coast of the French Riviera, a road trip is one of the most stunning and... Read more
The Swiss city of Basel is getting ready to host to the who's who of the art world yet again, with the... Read more
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Just back less than a week ago from my 8 day/night solo trip to Bern.
Stayed in a 333 year-old building apartment (VRBO) a half block from Bern's famous Muenster and half a block from Clock Tower.
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There is no way our trip would have been so enjoyable without the suggestions from the fodor community so a BIGGGGG thank you!
Here is the link to our blog which is slow but sure!
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