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City break in Ticino. Active leisure ideas for Ticino - attractions, recreation and nightlife

The mild climate makes Ticino attractive for recreation literally all year round. Fans of water sports, which have long chosen local lakes, arrive to this canton in summer months. It is a great time for windsurfing; vacationers can practice water skiing or just enjoy the hot sun on one of the local beaches. Lake Lugano is considered the most beautiful in the region; the whole its coastline is given into the disposal of tourists. There are little hotels, countless restaurants and entertainment venues, as well as a beautiful promenade for walks and, of course, well-equipped beaches.
Ticino has amazing cultural traditions; natives gladly explain them to foreign visitors. The most anticipated and well-known national holiday is Festa d'autunno; it is held in early October … Open
Hiking is a decent alternative to staying on the beach; the mountain canton features a lot of unique nature reserves and parks. Nature lovers should definitely visit Gambarogno botanical garden and appreciate its fine collection of tropical flowers. The botanical garden located on the island Brisago is also very amazing; daily tours to this picturesque corner of nature are arranged in Ascona. The island became available to travelers relatively recently, in 1950. The nature here is truly unique.
Many beautiful parks are located in the capital; suburbs of Lugano also attract fans of hiking. Locarno can boast a very interesting natural reserve, Falconeria, inhabited by owls. Every day informative shows are arranged there. You would hear many interesting things about native species of these places. There is a great water park in Locarno, Lido; it is an ideal place for families with children. While young travelers will test numerous rides, their parents will spend time in a recreation area and a pool. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Lugano is the capital and the largest city of Ticino. That’s the incredibly beautiful and charming southern city with an abundance of interesting attractions. There is a unique … Open
The capital attracts fans of gambling, as there are several large casinos here. These include Casino Lugano and Casino di Campione; those who prefer less risky games could visit San Francisco bowling center. Fans of shopping would like Ticino too; they should definitely look into FoxTown Outlet, which is located in Mendrisio. In addition to hundreds of different trading pavilions, there are very attractive cafes in it. There are many decent shopping centers and amazing specialty shops in Lugano.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Ticino and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ticino
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 42.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 47.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 58.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Ticino
♥   Amusement park 'Volandia' Somma Lombardo, 78.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Safari Park' Pombia, 78.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Jungfrau Park' Interlaken, 80.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Greenland' Limbiate, 85.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Minitalia' Capriate San Gervasio, 98.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Ticino
♥   Water park 'Alpamare' Freienbach, 96.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Gardaland waterpark' Milano, 98 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Ondaland' Vicolungo, Novara, 99.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Ticino
♥   Restaurant 'senza punti' Contra. Type - Modern cuisine. 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'il Ristorante' ORSELINA. Type - Italian. 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Lago' Minusio . Type - International. 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'lachiesa' Locarno-Monti Trinità. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Green da Lorenzo' LOSONE. Type - International. 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Ticino from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Eiger Run Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The representatives of the Autoklub ADAC from Germany recently evaluated the ski slope condition. They designated Eiger Run as 'broken' and unusable for skiing. If you do not know exactly the location of the railroad tracks, you can stumble over it. And this is one of the many dangers the skiers can encounter here. … Read further

Engelberg

From the series “15 Sparsely Populated Places for Solitude with Wildlife”
The resort is full of various ski tracks of different complexity levels. Vacationists also can walk in the picturesque forests. The best time for visiting Engelberg is summer. Mostly at this time tourists can adore with the forest walks. This place has also several outstanding historical sightseeing. An ancient Clostra Son Jon monastery was founded there even in 1120. Nowadays it functions, you can come here and listen to homiletics. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Ticino - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Ticino - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Ticino?' disappears immediately.
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