Cantone Ticino Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by ettiewyn
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by ettiewyn
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by ettiewyn

Cantone Ticino Off The Beaten Path

  • Hiking in the south - peace and quiet!

    Hiking in Switzerland:If you want to hike in Switzerland, you might consider doing so in the southern part of the country, in Ticino, that's the part where people speak italian.Why do I recommend this ? The bernese alps attract a lot of Tourists, the Jungfrau and the lakes are beautiful. However, if you wish to be a bit off the beaten track and...

  • The emerald green water of Verzasca

    Smaragdgrün ist die Farbe des Stausees und das Wasser der Verzasca, die den Stausee speist. Ihr Name leitet sich von ›verde acqua‹ – ›grünes Wasser‹ – ab. Den faszinierenden Farbton bewirkt der Serizit-Gneis, der vom klaren Wasser überspült wird und sich darin spiegelt.Emerald green is the color of the reservoir and the water of the Verzasca which...

  • Wooden Art in Lugano

    On picture: Copy of the church San Carlo Alle Quattro in Rome, of 35,000 boards which are assembled and are connected with steel. A model of the church stands on a pontoon in the lake of Lugano, in the graduation 1:1 which shows - from wooden boards as it were stacked - a cut by their inside. The Museo Cantonale d'Arte in Lugano dedicated on the...


    When promenading alongside Lake Lugano in the evening you come across on the lakeside in dowtown to a strange wooden church ,the enlighting making it be a spot of light in front of the darkened lake's waters.Only if you come near to it you see that in fact it is just a huge but fake wooden reproduction of the contours of a real church. A "trompe...

  • Arcegno

    Arcegno is a traditional village not far from Locarno. It's a beautiful and low-key tiny village built completely with in stone (locally found). The houses are centuries old and well looked-after, and the lanes that zig-zag through the village are narrow and full of flowers. Arcegno is surrounded by wooden hills and peace and quiet: last time I...

  • San Gottardo

    San Gottardo is actually a mountain pass - better known as Gotthard Pass. There's a nasty tunnel (about 16 kilometres long) running under it - but if you're in the area in summer it's worth to drive over it for amazing mountain views. If you can drive the old road (Tremola) - it's full of narrow beds but it's so much fuller of character than the...

  • Morcote

    Morcote is a little traditional fishing village on the Lake of Lugano. The "front" part of the village is marked by houses with arches (arcades?) in front of them - which is typical of fishing villages in the area. Sadly these have all been turned into shops, restaurants and tourist shops selling souvenirs of dubious quality and poor taste. What's...

  • San Salvatore

    San Salvatore is the mountain over Lugano which gives it a distinctive resemblance to Rio de Janeiro, in a much smaller scale. But wear a heavy jumper and take a look at some night shots or postcards: you could nearly think you're in Brazil. On a clar day the views over Lugano, and the surrounding area, are spectacular. San Salvatore is really easy...

  • Carona

    Carona is a really small village just above Lugano - small but full of charm: there are centuries-old stone houses - and also a couple of houses decorated with bright frescoes. About 15 minutes walk from there there's a botanical garden (wonderful in the spring when the flowers are in bloom) and a nice little votive church (madonna d'ongero)....


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