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Your next colourful getaway to southern Switzerland

Ticino is a very special Swiss canton, located entirely to the south of the Alps it enjoys a beautiful Mediterranean climate. This favourable condition makes Ticino a pleasure to visit whatever the season. 

Immerse yourself in nature and experience the summer colours of Ticino through the glistening blue waters, tranquil green valleys, romantic sunsets, and vibrant array of flowers. There is also the opportunity to dive into Ticino’s history through medieval castles  or military fortresses with kilometer-long galleries under the Gotthard massif. 

Discover the colour that best suits your ideal holiday by completing this quiz by scanning the QR code below.

You deserve to taste the Dolce Vita

Do you love holidays full of surprises and unique pleasures? Then, you’ll be amazed by Ticino’s dolce vita. Indulge in delicious coffee in one of Ticino’s most idyllic squares, stroll along Ascona’s lakeside promenade under the sun-kissed palms or unwind at the lido. 

There will be plenty of opportunities to put your feet up and relax with an aperitivo. All whilst the children play and laugh on the sandy shore lines. End your day with a stay at the five-star hotel, Castello del Sole in Ascona, and enjoy a delicious dinner under a sky of stars. A family holiday in Ticino is guaranteed to create life-long memories. 

What if your family is very dynamic?

Does your vacation need to be action-packed with themed itineraries, a vast range of attractions, large green spaces and infinite leisure possibilities? Then, don’t hesitate to discover Ticino and its numerous family-friendly activities!

One of the most appreciated attractions by children is undoubtedly the Swissminiatur in Melide, an open-air museum where you can admire iconic Swiss buildings and means of transportation in the unusual 1:25 scale. 

For children keen on the ultimate adventure, there’s so much to explore! Play at the Splash & Spa water park near Lugano, be amazed by the falconry and its birds of prey in Locarno or journey back in time at the Fossil Museum near Mendrisio. But don’t forget to dream about the adventures of the knights at Bellinzona’s fortress! 

Find out more about your next getaway in Ticino by scanning the QR code below.

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