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. The town of Locarno is characterized by its Mediterranean...
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...
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...
Gandria – nostalgic fishing village

Gandria – nostalgic fishing village

The idyllic village of Gandria is located at an altitude of 295 meters on the northern shore of Lake Lugano, on the steep slope of Monte Brè, just 5 kilometers east of Lugano railroad station. The village, which was once dominated by fishermen and border guards, has...
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...
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. The Wandfluhhorn rises as the...