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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

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.

Locarno

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.

Bellinzona

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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely spot on the lake

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed here fior 2 weeks in July. Arrived later at night and Eric the co owner had met us at the elevator and arranged dinner for us at a local place up the road. He took our cases and put them in our apartment for us. Robin emailed us a lot before our trip and answered any questions we had. Eric helped us with info on getting around, hiring taxis for restaurants bit further away and was always on hand to assist us. One of those was Bella Vista in the mountains which we loved. That was a fab night and we bumped into owners and met the chef. Was lovely getting to know you both.. Customer service from both owners was exemplary. Ferry stop only a few minutes walk away. Visited Como, Bellagio and Verenna, which was my favourite. it's a lovely scenic way of getting around the lake. Visited Lugano in Switzerland by train from Como. Bus stop up the hill. Apartment is clean and comfortable and has everything you need. Could make small improvements such as firmer beds and air con, that's only my preference. Elevator could be bit temperamental. Although there were 2 fans in the apartment which helped. Thanks so much to Eric and Robin for a wonderful stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect position!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      View to die for, relaxed atmosphere, fabulous host - what more can you ask for? I don't really want to be too nice about Eric's place because if everyone goes, it'll be booked up when we want to go again!! And we definitely will!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017