Ticino is home to an exceptional variety of landscapes. In the north you will find towering mountains and deep valleys carved by glaciers and rivers, whose waters flow into Lake Maggiore in the south.

The central-southern region is the land of the lakes, with clear skies and a mild climate, hotels, piazzas and gardens, villages stretched along lake shores or perched on hillsides, and campaniles basking in the sunshine.

In the south, you are already in the Mediterranean region. The southernmost point of the triangle, the Mendrisiotto, is notable for its serene tranquillity, its expansive landscapes, its gentle hills scattered with houses and fields, and its glowing sunsets on mild October evenings.

The towns and cities also have plenty of pleasures to offer – from sipping a cappuccino on the celebrated Piazza Grande of Locarno to sampling the cultural attractions in Bellinzona and shopping among the historic alleyways of Lugano. Characteristic of all of Ticino’s towns is the agreeable atmosphere that surrounds you as you stroll among the historic buildings, across bustling piazzas and through gardens in bloom.


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