The sunny side of winter

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The sunny side of winter

The sunny side of winter

Winter in Ticino? An exceptional experience! Rather than snow-covered expanses, what you find in the Lake Maggiore region are camellias in full bloom, sunshine instead of fog, and mild temperatures instead of icy cold. Thousands of diamonds dance in the sun on the lake, which is surrounded by peaks sprinkled with icing sugar. Winter magic with Mediterranean charm in the sunniest corner of Switzerland.

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Bosco Gurin – traditions and legends

Bosco Gurin – traditions and legends

Once upon a time there were the Walser, a people of the Upper Valais that grew and grew in number. It came to pass that some went searching for fresh pastures for their cattle. On their quest for a new home, they came through the Val Formazza into the Valle di Bosco, a little side valley of the Vallemaggia, and founded the village of Gurin in 1253.

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Winter with the family by Lake Maggiore

Winter with the family by Lake Maggiore

Sunshine, palm trees and snow-capped mountains. Winter on the shores of Lake Maggiore is the mildest in Switzerland, making it the ideal destination for a winter holiday with the children – their desire to run around and play in the open air will be satisfied to the full. And if you’re missing the snow, all you have to do is climb a little higher, venture into the valleys and discover enchanting villages where winter is whiter, or, until 7 January, pay a visit to Piazza Grande in Locarno to soak up the magical Winterland atmosphere and take a spin around the ice rink.

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A wellness holiday on Lake Maggiore

A wellness holiday on Lake Maggiore

How about a relaxing holiday in Ticino? Let yourself be pampered in modern wellness centres and relaxing hotel spas. Thanks to our region’s Wellness Destination recognition, you can rest assured that what is on offer is of the highest level.

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Things to do on Lake Maggiore this weekend

Do you want to know what's on at Lake Maggiore this weekend? Here you will find information about the current events to plan your short trip to Ascona-Locarno even better. 

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