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

In volo sopra le creste 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
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

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
Car rental on Rentals in Ticino

Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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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. - 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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