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Cuisine of Ticino for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Culinary traditions of Ticino are represented by delicious minestrone soup, polenta and risotto. Connoisseurs are well aware that those are typical Venetian dishes; Italy had a big impact on culinary traditions of the region. However, all the Italian dishes have a unique Swiss flavor, so it would be interesting to taste them.
1. Those who expect to travel through the territory of the canton by car have to consider that there are pedestrian areas in many towns. Be careful while moving around mountain areas, as … Open
There are many recipes for cooking vegetable minestrone soup, and each chef finds his recipe to be the best. In addition to the required components, such as potatoes, beans, rice and tomatoes, a cook can add leeks, carrots, cauliflower, peas and any other vegetables; homemade pasta completes the whole composition. If the Italians flavor this dish with parmesan, than in Ticino the most important ingredient is sbrinz cheese; it is the highlight of the Swiss, which makes the taste of the dish special.
Classical polenta is the most common side dish; it is usually served with meat dishes. Risotto deserves special attention too; it is also cooked in a very special way. Fans of Italian cooking would find in local restaurants classic risotto bianco and risotto with various vegetables and seafood, but that’s impossible to call them typical national dishes. The typical representative of the national cuisine is saffron risotto; the taste of the dish is truly unique. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
In order to understand the culture and traditions of the local cuisine, you shouldn’t limit yourself with restaurants only. It’s necessary to look at one of the local food markets. Only at the market you can buy excellent dairy products and a real home-made cheese, which is the hallmark of the region. Great homemade sausages that will satisfy fans of meat delicacies are also found at markets.
Classic Swiss restaurants are common in Ticino. There you can taste authentic fondue, wine brought from different parts of the country and interesting desserts cooked following old recipes. Ticino is famous for its Merlot wine; the province annually produces about 4 million liters of this wonderful drink. Ornate red wine featuring subtle bouquet of aromas can be enjoyed on one of the local plants or purchased at specialty stores.
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Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Ticino
♥   Restaurant 'Alla Stazione' Lavorgo. Type - Regional cuisine. 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'T3e Terre' Tegna-Pone Brolla. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Da Enzo' Tegna. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria Chiara' Muralto. Type - Traditional cuisine. 17.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria del Centenario' Muralto. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 17.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

City tours, excursions and tickets in Ticino and surroundings

Unique sights around Ticino

Contra Dam

From the series “The greatest dams in the world”
'The role' of the dam in the film was quite impressive. The agent 007 jumped from Contra Dam, when hundreds of thousands of fans came to this area. Since then, thousands of people strive to repeat the leap of the agent. The dam serves as a place for Bunjee Jumping. Contra Dam is also known among the fans of the other film - Dhoom 3. This was one of the most exciting moments of culminating. The tourists, who are not ready for such breathtaking entertainments, have a wide range of excursions. During the hike through the most beautiful places, you can learn about the history of the dam building and its peculiarities. … Read further

Gotthard-Strassen tunnel

From the series “The greatest tunnels in the world”
Those motorists who wish to go for a ride through the longest tunnel in Switzerland should definitely pay attention to the observance of the speed mode. The maximum tunnel’s speed limit is 80 km/h. Besides, a distance of 150 metres between the vehicles is advised. Fright transport is the major hazard in the tunnel, as traffic flows are very intense. The last major accident, which led to the death of 11 people, occurred in 2001 due to a collision of two trucks. Considering that the tunnel allocate only one lane in each direction, the above mentioned limitations of speed and distance does not seem to be a formality. … Read further
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Ticino

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Ticino (Switzerland) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Ticino restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Ticino, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends.
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