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Colors of Ticino - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Verzasca 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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City tours, excursions and tickets in Ticino and surroundings

Reference information
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

Unique landmarks in Ticino and around

Verzasca Dam

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
For the Bungee jumpers the dam was converted in Switzerland Verzasca dam. Guests of the unusual attraction can jump from the height of 220 meters. The history of the emergence of the popular attraction on the embankment of the Verzasca river is very interesting. While filming the film 'Agent 007', the director Martin Campbell has selected this dam for shooting on one of the episodes. … Read further

Borromeo Palace

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
On the Italian island of Isola-Bella is the beautiful Palace Borromeo, whose design is uniquely beautiful and impressive. The beautiful baroque palace, built in the 16th century, is located on the almost entire territory of the tiny island and forms a unified complex with the incredibly beautiful park zone. The palace was ordered by King Charles III. Who gave the chic building on the tiny uninhabited island of his wife Izabelle. … Read further
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In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


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Traditions and festivals in cities around Ticino

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