It's the season of chestnuts, game and goat meat, mushrooms, farina bóna (maize meal from the Onsernone Valley) and, of course, the grape harvest and wine. The taste of autumn is rich and varied: discover typical local ingredients re-interpreted with flair by the region's chefs, or immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of festivals offering an authentic slice of the canton's culinary heritage.
The end of the summer is also the perfect time for exploring the region's trail-running paths, official MTB tracks and 1400 km of hiking trails. With vibrant colours, pristine nature, and summery but not stifling temperatures, you'll see that it doesn't take much to feel relaxed and carefree. All set against a stunning backdrop of mountain peaks and crystal-clear horizons...
We love autumn for so many different reasons. Some love a sweet treat and a hot chocolate. Some love to dress up. Others just love eating. But there's no doubt that autumn is the most relaxing season of all: there's no pressure to live it up, your evenings aren't packed full of events and you can spend time doing what makes you feel good: running in the balmy mountain air; savouring life at village festivals; admiring enchanting fairy-tale forests; tasting local wines or wandering cities and watching the world go by.