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Verzasca by Lucamascaro @flickr
Vista sul Lago di Dènero
Vista sul Lago di Dènero by Vosti Claudio @flickr
In volo sopra le creste
In volo sopra le creste by Vosti Claudio @flickr
Bosco Gurin
Bosco Gurin by Sun Sand &Amp; Sea @flickr
Gandria, Ticino
Gandria, Ticino by Sdh_Zh @flickr
Ticino by Flückiger Peter (eighty_one) @flickr
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The Russian Church is an important tourist destination in Geneva. The church was built in the middle of the 19th century by initiative of La Grande Duchesse Anna Feodorovna. The sanctuary is distinguished by luxury design as many items in the church were gifted by the Royal Family. The city of Lausanne is also famous for its religious landmarks. Here travelers are recommended to visit the Church of st. Francis that was built in the 13nth century. During more than 7 centuries long history, the church has significantly changed its original look. The only thing that is left unchanged is elegant and strict design of halls. The local cathedral, which was built in approximately same period, features more luxurious design. Its doors and facade are decorated with figures depicting priests, Bible heroes and angels. The walls and ceiling of the cathedral are decorated with magnificent frescos. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Ticino

Traditions and mentality of Ticino

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 festival always includes … Open

Travel guide to Ticino

In the warm period, one of the main entertainments in Ticino is hiking tours, during which you can visit a lot of picturesque villages and see unique nature attractions. In the very beautiful district, there is the village of Ponte Brolla. There is the beautiful gorge near it. When walking here, you can see the junction of Melezza and Maja rivers. The village of Forollo has its own unusual symbols. There is the … Open

Advices for travellers

3. Travelers who arrive at the train station of Lugano have to consider several important features. The station is located on a high hill; the top of it is connected with the base with funicular. It won’t be difficult to get to the foot of the hill, but climbing back to the train station is quite hard; you can comfortably lift using funicular for just 1.1 franc. 4. Foreign visitors are recommended to pay for … Open

Cuisine and top 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. There are many recipes for cooking vegetable minestrone soup, and each chef finds his … Open

Attractions and active leisure

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 … Open

Cultural excursion through Ticino - things to see

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 … Open

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