Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Ticino1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Ticino with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Ticino areaThis Ticino map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Ticino and surroundings
Switzerland - moving around the countryDespite the sweeping dimensions of Switzerland, air transport here is well-developed. There are international and domestic airports. Flights to mountain regions are especially popular. The largest airport in the country is in Zurich. That’s the main airhub for Swiss company. Since 2011, a new international terminal has opened here. Today, it serves about 25 million passengers a year. All European airlines, as well as American and Canadian, fly to Zurich. In recent years, such flights have appeared in the schedule of airlines of the Middle East and some Asian countries. The next, but not least is the airport in Geneva. Most of the flights are aimed at interregional movement. Most of the flights in Basel Airport are flying to Germany and France. … Open
Overview of festivals and celebrations in SwitzerlandA lot of amazing holidays are held at ski resorts. In Grindelwald, the World Snow Festival takes place every January. During the holiday, artists and sculptors masterfully create works of art of snow. In St. Moritz, you can visit the exhibition of antique sports cars. Fans of these races can go to Formula 1; one of the stages is set on the tracks in Campioni. It's worth to visit the international film festival in Locarno; it is one of the most prestigious in the world. Every year, the outstanding representatives of the world of cinematography come to the city. … Open
Photogallery of Ticino sights
Our guide to Ticino
Attractions and active leisure
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 … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
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 … Open
Traditions and mentality of Ticino
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. These … Open
Travel guide to Ticino
Ticino is a perfect recreation place for fans of extreme entertainments. In the immediate surroundings of Locarno, there is the steel viaduct that is over 75 m high. Since 1993, it has been attracting fans of Bungee jumping. You can use the bridge for this entertainment in a warm period. The bridge passes over the Isorno river gorge. These places are very picturesque and attract fans of hiking tourism too. … Open
Advices for travellers
5. Travelers could buy a special tourist card in the capital; the card entitles you to discounted travel by public transport and discounts at some cultural venues. The price of the card is quite high, so it would be useful to those who expect to spend much time in Lugano and take various excursions. 6. Take into account that a significant part of public places and banks don’t work on Saturday and Sunday. If … Open
Cultural excursion through Ticino - things to see
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 … Open