Cantone Ticino Things to Do

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Cantone Ticino Things to Do

  • Monte Bre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lugano Things to Do

    Monte Bré provides fantastic views over Lugano and the easiest way to reach the top is by funicular. Bear in mind though that this is Switzerland and the price is steep as well. We paid 23 CHF for a return ticket (approx £15 / €19 - Sept 2012). To get there from Lugano city centre you can take bus no.1 to bus stop Cassarate/ Monte Bré or from the...

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  • Piazza della Riforma

    Lugano Things to Do

    Piazza Riforma is Lugano's main piazza, and the biggest one. It is a pretty place to discover, with many nice houses surrounding it. The buildings are very colourful, and everything looks neat and clean. On tuesdays and fridays, a market is taking place here. No matter where you are walking to or from during your exploration of Lugano, you will...

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  • Parco Civico

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lugano Things to Do

    A beautiful large park located lake side. Excellent walking paths take you throughout the park which when we visited in June had colourful garden beds, lush green lawns, many magnificent large trees. From most sections of the park we could see glimpses of Lake Lugano. Inside the park is the Villa Ciani which was not open when we visited. We also...

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  • Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lugano Things to Do

    Santa Maria degli Angioli is Lugano's most famous church, and the one closest to the lake. From the outside, it looks pretty, but a little plain - however, once you enter, it takes your breath away. There is a huge fresco painted on the wall that is separating the two parts of the church. It was created by Bernardino Luini in the 16th century. This...

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  • Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

    Lugano Things to Do

    San Lorenzo is the most prominent church in Lugano, it is located high on a hill and can be seen from many locations in town. When you arrive by train and cross the street to have a view of the lake, you also see its pretty white belfry against the backdrop of the blue lake (see picture 3 on main page). It is absolutely pretty! San Lorenzo was...

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  • Lago di Lugano

    Lugano Things to Do

    There are several boat trips available from Lugano and we took the 'Tours in the Bay' trip. It's a short round trip of 60-70 minutes if you stay on board the whole time, but it makes a few stops where you can get off and take a return boat. It makes a stop at the Museum of Cultures, Gandria and the Swiss Customs Museum. Our chosen destination was...

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  • Swiss Miniatur

    Lugano Things to Do

    I never thought that this would be an attraction that would interest be much....BUT, how wrong could I be. IWe loved it and spent nearly the whole day there - the attention to detail is amazing and I am so fascinated about all the places that we should visit on our next trip through Switzerland. This is something for young and the old - worth...

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  • Villa Ciani

    Lugano Things to Do

    Villa Ciani is the pretty building with the rose colour that you see when you enter Parco Civico (see next tip). It was built in the 1840s by the brothers Ciani. A palazzo had previously be located here. The brothers were liberal thinkers and politicians, and important characters in the history of the Ticino. Thus, the building played a role in the...

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  • Chiesa di San Rocco

    Lugano Things to Do

    San Rocco was constructed in 1592, although the choir is from the 18th century and the façade from 1909/10 - it looks much older, though! Most frescoes are from the 17th century, and especially the ceiling is fantastic! In my last picture you can see a statue of St James, there was also an engraving of his shell in the wall. I tried to find out...

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  • Hiking

    Lugano Things to Do

    Lugano is a good base for hiking. Ticino in general is ideal for those who want to hike early in the season, as the weather is considerably milder south of the alps. The long and scenic hike we took was to Alpe Bolla, a very beautiful grotto deep in the woods outside Lugano.

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  • Via Nassa

    Lugano Things to Do

    Here you find world famous italian brands like Armani, Versace, Gucci between world famous swiss brands of luxury watches like Rolex. If you don't have enough money to throw away it's a nice walk anyway for doing some windows shopping and watching people.

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  • La Freccia Rossa

    Lugano Things to Do

    A tour of the City aboard the train "La freccia rossa" (the red arrow) which allows you to discover the beauty of the City and its neighbourhood, the San Salvatore and Monte Brè funiculars, the Casino and the Lungolago. It is possible to book special group tours (max. 54 passengers).

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  • Parco Ciani

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lugano Things to Do

    One of the major attractions of the park are the flowers whose colours harmonise and blend with the colours of the lake and the surrounding landscape. Every year the flowers and patterns of the flowerbeds are changed to tickle the curiosity of the local inhabitants who witness the changing of the seasons through the changing colours in the park....

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  • Museo Cantonale D'Arte

    Lugano Things to Do

    Here you can view 19th and 20th century art from the canton Ticino as well as from further afield. The entry fee is currently CHF 7.00 for the permanent collection and CHF 10.00 for exhibitions. It's wheelchair accessible.

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  • Monte Generoso

    The mountain with the best view of the canton Ticino. One reaches the point comfortably after a 40-minute journey with the rack railway. She starts in Capolago (274 m.ü. M.) and leads by untouched nature. On the point a modern infrastructure offers catering possibilities in the restaurant as well as overnight stay possibilities for individuals and...

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  • lugano one of the Swiss holiday places

    Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a...

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  • A must is a visit to a grotto

    A Grotto the typical Tessiner Grotto is a rustikaler building and is usually at a remote, shady place with a cool cellar where the famous vino is stored and a area under the trees or a terrace, with stone tables and banks.Typical dishes: Salami and mortadella from the "butcher", Minestrone, tripe, Risotto, mariniert fish, Vitello, cold and warm...

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  • Monte Tamaro

    a great mountain expirience, for hiking, mountain biking or just for a short trip to enjoy the great view from the top.If you are interested in culture and architecture you find a jewel here to.The church Santa Maria degli Angeli designed by the world famous architect Mario Botta, a wonder of contemporary architecture, with the paintings of Enzo...

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  • Siesta

    ...enjoy your personal siesta as the locals do....Either as a afternoon nap to charge your batteries for the night life...... or to avoid the hot temperatures in the early afternoon

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  • Water Sports

    Specially during the hot summer months it is very refreshing to enjoy the cool water of the many mountain rivers.But carefull:Water levels can change very quickly due to weather reason or water power dams upriver!!!Obey the warning signs!

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  • Lugano, S. Maria degli Angioli

    Originally the church belonged to a monastery of Minorites. She rescues the most famous Renaissance wall picture of Switzerland. The monastery was founded 1490, church later. The fresco painting of the passion and crucifixion of Christ is a masterpiece of Bernardino Luini.Very impressive church!

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  • Lugano, Cruise on lake

    A boat tour on Lugano Lake is worthful to do. Around the beautiful plants and high mountains. Do it only as a tour or as the start for a trip to Monte Generoso, like we did. There are a lot of possibilities for cruises over the lake. During the day or specials on evening, sometimes with firework.Websites are in many languages, please, look there.

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  • Sonogno, baking oven

    Nicht nur das großartige Panorama, auch der malerische Ortskern zieht im Sommer zahlreiche Touristen nach Sonogno. Die grauen Granithäuser mit Holzbalkonen und prächtigem Blumenschmuck sind sehr reizvoll.Ein altes steinernes Backhaus, das noch benutzt wird, findet sich unweit der Kirche.

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  • Sonogno, village

    Das Dorf ist der letzte und einer der reizvollsten Orte des Verzasca-Tales. Umgeben von den eindrucksvollen Gipfeln des Monte Zucchero (2736 m), der Corona di Redorta (2804 m) sowie dem Pizzo Barone (2864 m) liegt Sonogno auf einem Felssporn zwischen den beiden Quellflüssen der Verzasca. Die Anfang des 15. Jh. erstmalig urkundlich erwähnte Gemeinde...

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  • Lavertezzo Bridge

    Die größte Sehenswürdigkeit von Lavertezzo ist jedoch die etwas weiter flussaufwärts gelegene Ponte dei Salti, fälschlicherweise auch Ponte Romano genannt. Die zweibogige Natursteinbrücke, deren Mittelpfeiler auf einem mächtigen Gneisfelsen im Bett der Verzasca ruht, stammt nicht aus römischer Zeit, sondern aus dem Mittelalter. 1906 wurde sie vom...

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  • Lavertezzo

    Der Ort (536 ms) im Valle Verzaska ist der einstige Gerichtsort der Landvögte. Das Besondere ist der reizvolle alte Ortskern, den die Pfarrkirche S. Maria degli Angeli aus dem 15. Jh. dominiert. Die Innenausstattung stammt aus dem 18./19. Jh. Bemerkenswert ist die Rosenkranzkapelle mit einer Darstellung der Muttergottes von 1643 und das Gemälde des...

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  • Valle Verzasca, Lago die Vogorno

    Val Verzasca, das als eines der bezauberndsten Beispiele relativ ursprünglich gebliebener Tessiner Bergtäler gilt. Am Südende stürzten einst die Berghänge senkrecht hinab in das tief eingegrabene Bett des Verzasca-Flusses.Heute sperrt eine 220 m hohe Staumauer den Wasserlauf ab. Hinter dieser hat sich der 7 km lange Lago di Vogorno aufgestaut. Die...

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  • Monte Comino

    Take some time to take the gondola to Monte Comino. The short gondola ride will whisk you up the mountain where the views are incredible. Once there, you can take long or short hikes, spend a night in the rustic accommodation, or have a meal at the grotto restaurant. Many people take the gondola up the mountain and hike back down.

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  • Panoramic Excursion

    This trip allows you to use several modes of transport to see beautiful panoramic views of Lago Maggiore and the Centovalli. Taking a bus from Locarno to Porera, you will connect with easy walking trails to Rasa. Rasa is a lovely pedestrian only village with fantastic views. This is a great place to have a rustic lunch. At Rasa take the gondola...

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  • Hiking Camedo to Intragna

    From Locarno, take the Centovalli train to Camedo, letting the train do the climbing for you. From Camedo, it's a short walk to Borgnone and on to Lionza, where you'll pick up a mule path. Passing the tiny town of Verdasio, this 5 hour hike will take you ultimately to the town of Intragna, where you will pick up the Centovalli train for the return...

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  • lOCARNO-NICEST SWISS RESORT ON MAGGIORE...

    This old town,quieter than Lugano,deserves an extensive promenade.Buildings are huge and solid,in the classic Italian style.But in varous parts of downtown modern sculptures,mainly in bronze and steel,contribute to the modern look of the city.Vegetation and flowers in plenty align on the shores of Lago Maggiore.One may visit the ruins of the...

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  • PROMENADE IN LUGANO

    In Ticino you should not miss,promenading across the town of Lugano,with its old and new architecture and of course an evening walk alongside the Lake of Lugano will be much awarding. Art galleries,banks,nightclubs,but also many buildings in the classic Italian style.Exquisite shops ,with generally very high prices,this makes you remember that you...

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  • Monte Lema

    Monte Lema (1'624 m) ist situated in the region of Malcantone between the two lakes 'Lagi di Lugano' and 'Lago Maggjore'. It's probably one of the the most beautiful viewpoints in the southern part of Switzerland.

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  • Muralto

    Muralto is the twin town of Locarno, and many people have been there - without knowing it. There's no distinct boundary between the two - so you won't know exactly when you arrive there... I say when, not if - because when you reach Locarno by train - the train station is located in Muralto. There's not a lot to see there, but the walk along the...

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