Ticino is well known to travelers who are fond of art and painting; it is even called ‘the land of artists.’ These places have always attracted painters with their picturesque nature. Many contemporary artists and architects have also found creative inspiration in local landscapes. During the year, there are many interesting cultural events and festivals dedicated to contemporary art and cinema.
These events are arranged by numerous local museums and cultural centers. The most ambitious cultural holiday is MoMA exhibition; each time it is devoted to the particular artist or the certain epoch.
Music has a special place in the local culture. Music festivals of Ticino would be interesting for both jazz fans and those who prefer the classics. An important event is Locarno International Film Festival. The festival features films in the open air. It starts in early August and welcomes guests from all over the world. An acquaintance with cultural traditions of Ticino would be a nice addition to vacations and will allow appreciating the beauty of this amazing region.