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Culture of Ticino. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Ticino, Switzerland 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 monument of the Renaissance, the picturesque Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, which became the main symbol of the city. Another interesting religious site is the Church of St. Anthony, the facade of which is made in the best traditions of the Baroque style.
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 … Open
Among the architectural sights of the capital, Villa Favorita and Villa Ciani situated in extensive parkland deserve special attention. Fans of tourism would like Villa Castagnola that is home to the Museum of Art boasting a rich collection of paintings. The museum is one of the most interesting and ambitious in Europe. Lugano is often called ‘Little Naples;’ it is really very beautiful and interesting city to explore.
Travelers who want to get acquainted with the way of life of indigenous peoples are recommended to take a stroll around the neighborhood of the capital. There are several charming fishing villages that have managed to retain their unique charm. A major tourist center is the city of Locarno that is a permanent venue for major cultural events. Locarno is famous for its natural attractions, but there are still some important architectural sites too. One of the most interesting activities for tourists is climbing to Madonna del Sasso Hill. Its top is equipped with a spacious observation deck offering an unforgettable view of the city and its surroundings. Copyright
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
Some important sights of the region are located in Ascona, the beautiful old town with the busy embankment. It is fully available to the pedestrians; here there is always a unique atmosphere of harmony and tranquility. You can see a lot of beautiful buildings next to the waterfront; they house interesting shops and restaurants. Unique climate, rich nature and abundance of interesting attractions have made Ticino one of the most attractive places for cognitive and active recreation.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Ticino and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Ticino and surroundings

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Cathedrals and basilicas near Ticino
♥   Cattedrale S. Lorenzo, Lugano, 38.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Vittore, Intra di Verbania, 47.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario di Santa Maria del Monte, Carese, 52.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica di Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Morbio Inferiore, 55.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Vittore Martire, Varese, 57.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Giorgio, Como, 61.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Como, 61.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Ticino and near

Verzasca Dam

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
According to the script, James Bond has jumped during the pursuit of this dam. Thousands of people from all over the world wanted to repeat his heroic deed. The attraction is not only accessible during the day, but also at night. At dawn the jump becomes a bit more expensive. In order to enjoy the unforgettable entertainment, you have to go through the medical examination, book the time of the jump and pay the jump price to one of the organizing companies. … Read further

Borromeo Palace

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
The design of the surrounding territory was done just as carefully as building the palace. In addition to the building, there were some excellent views and terraces from which you can enjoy the panorama of Lake Magiore. The adjoining territory is adorned with the exotic plants that were made for the garden of England. Among the luxuriant undergrowths of the rare trees and flowers you can see many beautiful sculptures and fountains. One of the most important modern peculiarities of the castle park complex are the rare white peacocks. … Read further
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Culture guide to Ticino. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Ticino: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Ticino. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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