The local produce, for example chestnuts, polenta, mushrooms, farina bóna (corn flour) and cicitt (sausage) are part of our tradition. You can't sample such delicacies without a fine wine. The grotti are the ideal venue to sit down to a fine local recipe and a bottle of Merlot. The restaurants, wine cellars or some other similarly special place can also serve as a platform to discover the territory through its produce.
The Lago Maggiore e Valli region is particularly proud of its local produce, two of which – the Locarno Valleys cicitt and the farina bóna of Onsernone Vally – are under the protection of Slow Food.
There are many ways to sample the region’s specialities without sitting down at a table. The tours, for example Bike&Wine or Taste My Swiss City are also made for exploration and successfully combine activity and gastronomic pleasure; while for all lovers of wine and the secrets of its production, guided tours of the cellars are a welcome opportunity to discover something new among the many delights on offer. If you want an even more original experience, you can taste the local fare with a film in the background... After all, Locarno is a traditional cinema venue, so where better for a film about gastronomy in Ticino: Ticino Experience conveys the visual experience to a higher level, something special to savour.