About Ticino



The Riviera del Gambarogno is a world of its own. On the left side of the Lago Maggiore –from Contone to the Italian-Swiss border – nature unveils a wealth of treasure: just look at the glistening lake, the Lago Maggiore, the soft hills, and enjoy the sight of the most fascinating mountains. Near Vairano, at the Botanical Garden of Gambarogno, located between the lake and the mountains, there is a world of traditions and mysterious scents, and the panoramic view is overwhelming. Two hundred kilometres of hiking trails wind along the mountains and valley of the Gambarogno, cutting through chestnut woods, crossing meadows that are like giant flower beds, and here and there you will find an Alpine farmhouse.



The Valle Maggia is not just the longest and mostly spread out valley of the Italian part of Switzerland: it’s a fantastic alpine valley which has been modeled throughout the years by the clear waters of the river Maggia. The same generous river that during the summer time is specially appreciated for it’s refreshing powers. The side valleys Val Bavona, Val Lavizzara and Val Rovana increase the territory value with their spectacular mountains – an appealing attraction for excursionists and explorers. A magical atmosphere, surrounded by wild nature, water, stone, history and culture is the special ingredient added to the simple but just fantastic food offered at the numerous “grotti”. A destination which should be discovered and rediscovered the whole year round.

Valle Verzasca


“The heart of the river carries the magic of the Verzasca; never has an artist quite succeeded in catching this fascinating “green”…” The Verzasca Valley is without a doubt one of the Ticino valleys, which strongly reflects the past of the alpine region to the south of the Gotthard. An idyllic place surrounded by green landscapes but still only a few minutes drive to the town centre. Bellow the valley, on the lakeside, there is Tenero a small town with its own charm: the view on the lake, surrounded by the mountains, white sandy beaches, the renowned camping resorts of international standard, the National Junior Sports Academy and the surrounding landscape rich with vineyards.

Parco Nazionale


The “Parco Nazionale del Locarnese” is a collective project of 14 communes and 13 citizen’s communities (patriziati) of the region, aiming to promote and protect a territory of extraordinary beauty and unique in its kind, which extends from the Brissago Islands, on the Lake Maggiore, to the Bosco Gurin village, the only Valser settlement in Ticino. Comprising an area of only 35 kilometers the park’s elevation ranges between 193 m.s.l on Lake Maggiore’s shores and 2’863 m.s.l. at the top of the Wandfluhhorn Mountain (Pizzo Biela), ranging from a subtropical climate to the alpine climate. The objective of the National Park project is to valorize all the treasures enclosed in this territory, in collaboration with the various public entities, the associations and the local population, promoting tourism and the typical regional products.

Settimane Musicali di Ascona

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