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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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                                                                                                      Fabulous old house, really well stocked and great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our stay in the house - really enjoyed the space and size, everything worked and we were able to eat outside in the courtyard every night. It was felt very homely with all the books and ornaments, and we could have happily moved in for a few months!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Comfortable apartment, great location and good base to explore the area.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a family with three children. We really enjoyed our week in Ascona. The apartment has everything you need for a holiday. It has 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 small room with bunk beds). The living room is comfortable and the balcony was very nice with lovely views to the mountains, with a nice pool. The apartment is situated in a very nice area with Ascona promenade about 15 minute walk away. Ascona is absolutely beautiful with spectacular lake views. We visited the private Ascona Lido which was really lovely with a very nice beach area with activites for children. We also visited Locarno Lido which has a great pool area and was also good fun for both children and adults (10 minute drive). The only thing to consider is that Switzerland is expensive for eating out! We would also recommend visiting the very pretty Italian town of Cannobio which is only 7 miles away which also has a nice area by the beach, and the town of Stresa is also worth a visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017