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Colors of Ticino - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Ticino, Switzerland 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 in Lugano and usually lasts for three days. The festival is a unique mix of gastronomic, cultural, sports and educational activities; there is a special entertainment program for young guests too.
The special charm of Ticino province is due to its unique nature; quiet valleys, lush southern gardens, lakes and quiet towns don’t know the rush of big cities. Ticino is often called … Open
The festival always includes young wine tasting, cooking classes and art exhibitions. Many leisure activities are held in the open air and are absolutely free; anyone can visit great concerts and watch performances of folk bands. Those fond of gastronomic events are recommended to visit the central part of the city during the festival, as restaurants located there offer their customers a special holiday menu.
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. Copyright
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 … Open
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.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Ticino
♥   Basilica Santuario della Madonna del Sasso, Locarno, 17.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica del Sacro Cuore, Lugano, 37.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Ticino
♥   Castle 'Castello Visconteo' , 18.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cuasso al Monte Castle' Cuasso al Monte, 43.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Caldè Castle' Caldè, 44.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Zwing Uri Castle' , 50.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rogolo Castle' Rogolo, 51.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Chiavenna Castle' Chiavenna, 52.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Frascarolo Castle' Induno Olona, 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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National traditions of Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the most stable and secure countries in the world. It has kept a neutral position in key world disputes for many centuries. Switzerland is also home to the best watches in the world. It's closely related to the peculiarities of the Swiss mentality. The country consists of united cantons that are German, Italian, Austrian, and French. In Switzerland, they speak four official languages ​​at once. The influence of the neighboring country is traced in each of the regions. Italian Swiss are more expressive than German or Austrian. Refined gallant lovers of gastronomic delights dominate in the French part. Nevertheless, the Swiss is a solid nation that has its own traditions and color. … Open
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