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File:LagoDiLugano.jpg
Aerial view of Lake Lugano

Ticino is an Italian-speaking region in Switzerland. It is in the south of the country bordering Valais, Uri, Graubunden and the north of Italy.

Cities[edit]

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Other destinations[edit]

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Understand[edit]

Public Holidays[edit]

These are the public holidays in addition to those observed in the whole of Switzerland:

  • Epiphany (6 January)
  • St Joseph's Day (19 March)
  • Labour Day (1 May)
  • Corpus Christi (60 days after Easter)
  • Saints Peter and Paul (29 June)
  • Assumption (15 August)
  • All Saints Day (1 November)
  • Immaculate Conception (8 December)

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP IATA) is connected to Ticino by a cross-border commuter rail network

By train[edit]

The area is served by the Swiss Federal Railways with all connections from the North passing through the Gotthard massif and hence significantly improved with the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

File:Monte San Giorgio Aussicht.jpg
View from Monte San Giorgio to the north
  • Go to Melide to visit Swissminiatur where a lot of Switzerland's sights are replicated as models.

Do[edit]

Hiking[edit]

Ticino has some of the most scenic hiking trails in whole Switzerland. Below is a selection:

  • Crest hike Monte Tamaro - Monte Lema
  • Hike down the Verzasca valley

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Ticino has a full range of accommodations including hotels, holiday houses, hostels, huts, campsites and agritourism stays.

Connect[edit]

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