Ticino is a canton in the southern part of Switzerland. This canton got its name from the Ticino River, which flows through the region.Ticino is the sole canton in Switzerland where Italian is the only official language. The canton is located close to Lombardy and Piedmont, and shares borders with cantons of Valais and Uri. Along with the canton of Graubunden, Ticino makes up what is known as Italian Switzerland. Staying in holiday homes Ticino make you realize what a beautiful canton Ticino is. The canton is divided into two by the Monte Ceneri Pass. The northern part is made up two valleys, Ticino and Maggia, and is situated around Lake Maggiore. The southern part refers to region in the vicinity of Lake Lugano.
Ticino is a nature lover's paradise. Whether you are staying in Ticino apartments or holiday homes Ticino, nature is never far from you. The undulating mountain peaks and lush green valley are magical and exhilarating. And, if you plan your holiday during some of the festivals in the canton, your holidays will be truly unforgettable.Holiday homes Ticino are available in the form of a villa or chalet, or you can opt for Ticino apartments. Another option is renting an old stone house known as rustico. Most of these holiday homes Ticino have been refurbished to ensure modern amenities and home-like comfort. The rusticos are situated in the valleys near the towns, and are ideal for people who want privacy and their own space.You can try something different when it comes to holiday homes Ticino. You can stay in alpine huts situated high in the mountains. In fact, if you love the great outdoors and enjoy mountaineering, skiing, rock climbing and hiking, these alpine huts may be the right accommodation for you.The attraction of holiday homes Ticino extends to the numerous agriturismos dotting the area. An agriturismo refers to a farm and offers an opportunity to experience Swiss rural life first hand. People can enjoy fresh produce, like salami, vegetables, fruits, cheeses and honey, while children can see farm animals up close. Also, many agriturismos offer horse riding as a way of exploring the woods, valleys, meadows and mountains in the vicinity.
If you decide to stay in Ticino apartments, you visit the numerous museums, art galleries and churches, and enjoy open air festivals. The festivals showcase films, theatrical performances, music concerts and sports events.Whether you are staying in Ticino apartments or holiday homes Ticino, the local cuisine will tempt you to indulge in a variety of dishes. The most popular is risotto, but there are many other dishes that are worth trying.Golf lovers will enjoy their stay at Ticino, as the canton has three 18-hole golf courses. The canton is also home 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely Monte San Giorgio and three castles of Bellinzona. The former is a mountain where dinosaur fossils dating back to over 200 million years have been found, while the latter are mediaeval castles.When you stay in holiday homes Ticino or Ticino apartments, you are never far from a shopping area. The shops lining squares and alleys of historic town centres, the local markets and the arcades in Lugano will tempt you to buy local produce, local crafts, antiques, clothes and jewellery. The places in and around Ticino are so beautiful, that it would be a pity, if you only stay some days there. Our suggestion is a round-trip: