Get to know Ticino

On a journey
in beautiful Ticino

Blue like the sky and the lakes, green like the mountains, yellow like the sun and everything turns orange when the sun disappears behind the mountain peaks. The colors of Ticino tell of unique moments. Be inspired by the beauty of our region!

Lago Maggiore Express

The Lago Maggiore Express offers you the unforgettable railway and ship experience. You will travel in Italy and southern part of Switzerland (Tessin). You will see the small villages as well as the famous resorts of Stresa, Ascona and Locarno. You can have your meal on the ship (reservation in advance needed) or enjoy your dinner in one the restaurants. Let us enchant you with the southern charm of the Lago Maggiore und Centovalli.

Cardada – Cimetta

From the geological observation station on Cimetta you can enjoy the breath-taking 360° panoramic view: from the Delta of Maggia between Locarno and Ascona (the lowest point of Switzerland) up to the Monte Rosa mountain (the highest point of Switzerland). In winter it’s an ideal place for your ski holidays.

Monte Tamaro

Monte Tamaro is an alpine experience just a stone’s throw away from the city. Here you will enjoy the unique scenery: landscape of hills in pre-Alps, wonderful lakes and alpine peaks covered with snow.

Chiesa S.Maria degli Angeli

S. Maria degli Angeli church is a masterpiece of the architect Mario Botta with paintings of Enzo Cucchi. The church was built in 1992-1994 to unite two languages: architecture and painting.

Locarno's best secret

A hotel with two faces

The fine, family design hotel in Piazza Grande hides a secret - the mysterious Caverna degli Dei. One of the oldest and the most beautiful restaurants in Locarno and a favorite meeting place of the stars, starlets and entourage. During the famous Locarno Film Festival, Pizzeria by Hotel America is the "court supplier" for backstage events and film crews.