Locarno – Mediterranean jewel

Locarno – Mediterranean jewel

Locarno is located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore and, together with Lugano, is the warmest place in Switzerland. It is considered the northernmost city with a Mediterranean climate on a lake. Palm Trees and Film Dreams: Locarno’s Enchanting Piazza...
Maggia Valley – magic spell

Maggia Valley – magic spell

Vallemaggia, also known as the Maggia Valley, is one of the largest valleys in Ticino and was given its name because of its size: Vallis Madiae means Valle Maggiore or “larger” or “largest valley”. This beautiful Alpine valley, formed over...
Bellinzona – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bellinzona – UNESCO World Heritage Site

After Lugano, Bellinzona is the second largest city in the canton of Ticino with around 43,000 inhabitants. The inhabitants of Bellinzona are called Bellenzer and in Italian Bellinzonesi. The skyline of the Ticino capital is dominated by the UNESCO World Heritage...
Carona – picturesque jewel

Carona – picturesque jewel

At 602 meters above sea level, nestled between the summit of Monte San Salvatore and Monte Arbostora, lies the charming village of Carona. The old village proudly bears witness to a rich artistic history and is home to numerous architects, sculptors, plasterers and...
Swissminiatur – Switzerland in miniature

Swissminiatur – Switzerland in miniature

Swissminiatur is the largest open-air miniature museum in Switzerland and is located in Melide on the shores of Lake Lugano. The park is surrounded by the impressive backdrop of the surrounding mountains of Monte Generoso, Monte San Salvatore and the UNESCO World...
Bosco Gurin – Mountain magic in Ticino

Bosco Gurin – Mountain magic in Ticino

At an altitude of 1503 meters above sea level lies the enchanting mountain village of Bosco Gurin in a side valley of the Valle Maggia. It is the highest mountain village in Ticino and is surrounded by a breathtaking mountain landscape. Discover Alpine Beauty: Bosco...