Ticino

Nestled in the southern most point of Switzerland, Ticino not only shares Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore with Italy, but also an indelible cultural, historic and gastronomic link with its neighbor, making this Italian speaking canton an intriguing convergence of two distinct identities.[Read more…]

Nestled in the southern most point of Switzerland, Ticino not only shares Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore with Italy, but also an indelible cultural, historic and gastronomic link with its neighbor, making this Italian speaking canton an intriguing convergence of two distinct identities. Once an ancient Roman colony, Ticino would later be owned by the Visconti family of Milan before becoming part of the Swiss federation in the 15th century. Vestiges of Ticino’s Italian origins can still be found in the sun kissed promenades of Ascona and Locarno, and along the bustling, arcades of Lugano. Crowned by an enchanting pedigree and bestowed with an abundance of natural beauty, Ticino’s storied past can still be appreciated in such treasures as its medieval Bellinzona Castle, while its glorious landscapes can be admired in the golden olive groves adorning the hillsides of Gandria, and in the fertile vines bearing ruby fruit for Ticino’s Merlot vintages. A singular heritage brought forth through the joining of Swiss and Italian traditions, the essence of Ticino lies in the beautiful simplicity of its customs and the charming warmth of its people.

Nestled in the southern most point of Switzerland, Ticino not only shares Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore with Italy, but also an indelible cultural, historic and gastronomic link with its neighbor, making this Italian speaking canton an intriguing convergence of two distinct identities.

Nestled in the southern most point of Switzerland, Ticino not only shares Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore with Italy, but also an indelible cultural, historic and gastronomic link with its neighbor, making this Italian speaking canton an intriguing convergence of two distinct identities. Once an ancient Roman colony, Ticino would later be owned by the Visconti family of Milan before becoming part of the Swiss federation in the 15th century. Vestiges of Ticino’s Italian origins can still be found in the sun kissed promenades of Ascona and Locarno, and along the bustling, arcades of Lugano. Crowned by an enchanting pedigree and bestowed with an abundance of natural beauty, Ticino’s storied past can still be appreciated in such treasures as its medieval Bellinzona Castle, while its glorious landscapes can be admired in the golden olive groves adorning the hillsides of Gandria, and in the fertile vines bearing ruby fruit for Ticino’s Merlot vintages. A singular heritage brought forth through the joining of Swiss and Italian traditions, the essence of Ticino lies in the beautiful simplicity of its customs and the charming warmth of its people.

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