Where to stay around Canton of Ticino?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,459 holiday lettings near Canton of Ticino. From 1,043 Condos/Apartments to 1,041 Studios, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Canton of Ticino area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Canton of Ticino?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Canton of Ticino. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lugano: 1,161 holiday homes
  • Locarno: 1,401 holiday homes
  • Lugano District: 452 holiday homes
  • Camorino: 499 holiday homes
  • Ascona: 790 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Canton of Ticino! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Canton of Ticino?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Canton of Ticino with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Lugano: 1,161 holiday lettings
  • Locarno: 1,401 holiday lettings
  • Camorino: 499 holiday lettings
  • Ascona: 790 holiday lettings
  • Bellinzona: 376 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Canton of Ticino?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Canton of Ticino are:

  • Lugano Airport (LUG): 1,231 self catering accommodations
  • Locarno Airport (ZJI): 1,303 self catering accommodations
  • Como (QCM-Como Seaplane Base): 2,594 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Canton of Ticino?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Canton of Ticino. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Madonna del Sasso: 1,329 holiday rentals
  • Verzasca Dam: 1,350 holiday rentals
  • Casino Locarno: 1,327 holiday rentals
  • Casa Camuzzi: 1,240 holiday rentals
  • Villa dei Cedri Civic Museum: 1,321 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Canton of Ticino listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Ticino, Switzerland your home away from home

Ticino is an Italian-speaking canton situated in the southern foothills of the Alps in southeast Switzerland. The sunny skies draw Italian, Swiss and international visitors to enjoy the fresh mountain area, culture, food and beautiful scenery around Lake Lucerne. Lush wooded hills rise above the blue lakes and red roofs contrast with the bright bougainvillea which flowers here in the summer, giving the area a lovely Mediterranean appeal. The area of Ticino is divided by the Monte Ceneri range which is littered with small villages, each with their own church containing beautiful medieval frescoes and murals of St Christopher, patron saint of travellers.

Things to Do at Ticino, Switzerland Take the Train

A train journey through this alpine countryside offers some breathtaking views of the area, without having to keep your eyes on the road!

Dining Out

Ticino is probably the only place in the world where you can sit on a vine-shaded terrace, eat from an Italian-German menu, enjoy a carafe of local merlot and pay for the meal in Swiss Francs!

Hiking and Biking

Ticino is ideal for those who want to explore the area on foot or by mountain bike from their Ticino holiday rental. There are many trails through the forests leading to small villages where local refreshments can be enjoyed.

Places to Visit in Ticino, Switzerland Swiss Miniature Park Melide

Get your bearings with this delightful 1:25 scale replica of some of Switzerland's best-known landmarks from city monuments to entire villages.


Lugano is a cosmopolitan city nestled in a bay between two snow-capped mountain peaks. It is filled with Italianate villas, churches, flowers, parks and plazas and it also has some world-class museums.


Separated from Italy by high mountains, this Swiss resort town is a great place to spend some time. Lake Maggiore is a great attraction and you can stroll along the promenade admiring the expensive yachts, take a boat trip or enjoy some watersports. The town is known for its Film and Music Festivals and the colourful Camellia Festival in March.


This small town is the capital of the Ticino canton. The historic Castelgrande sits above the old town with its unique Medieval houses and is a great place to visit from your Ticino holiday home.

Weather at Ticino, Switzerland

Ticino has cold snowy winters and pleasant warm summers which reach 27°C (80°F). The wettest month is May although showers may fall in any season. Ticino is known for its sunshine averaging 4-9 hours of sunshine per day throughout the year.

Travel to Ticino, Switzerland

The nearest airport to your Ticino holiday rental is at Milan's Malpensa (MXP) Airport.     Arriving by train is a great way to enjoy the local scenery. There are direct trains from Zurich to Lugano which take three hours, or travel on the Bernina, Palm or William Tell Express.