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Ticino

The Italian flair of Switzerland. The Mediterranean region seems to begin on the southern side of the Alps. There is a feel of Italy, with palm trees at clean beaches and lanes and alleyways leading to piazzas and churches.


Winter
Sun, snow and palm trees, an espresso on the piazza on a mild winter day, camellias in bloom, against a background of snow-capped mountain peaks in their early spring glory. Downhill ski runs with a breathtaking view of deep-blue Lakes Maggiore and Lugano, quiet mountain valleys covered in deep snow - that's Ticino, a secret tip for all those who wish to combine winter sports with the flair of the city, complete with a southerly ambience.

Summer
But the Alps are always close by. Mountain tours that start in snow, ice and rock, end in balmy chestnut forests. Gentian blooming on Alpine pastures and wooded hills rising to high peaks on the shores of Ticino's lakes contrast with rich camellia on lakeshore promenades. If you want la dolce vita, search no more - it is waiting for you in the numerous sub-tropical parks and gardens. If you crave excitement, take a whitewater ride. And if you prefer cultural pursuits, they're available at every turn; romantic landscapes have always attracted poets and artists and inspired architects to dream up daring constructions - often based on ancient architectural tradition. A rich blend of past and future, north and south, mountains and plains, nature and culture, city and country - that's Ticino in a nutshell.

 

SKI REGIONS OF TICINO
Region Number of elevators Length of
skiing trails
 (km)
Bue red Black The higehst
point
(m)
Drags Chairs Gondolas
Airolo-Pesciüm 3 1 2 30 10 10 10 2250
Bosco Gurin 4 2 0 30 10 10 10 2400
Cari 1 2 0 20 n.a. n.a. n.a. 2300
Leontica-Nara 3 2 0 30 5 20 5 2200
Olivone-Campra Cross country skiing ~ 30 km
Prato Leventina 1 0 0 5 n.a. n.a. n.a. 1300
Valle Bedretto Cross country skiing