Ascona & Locarno

by Ticino on September 3, 2014

Two beautiful towns on Lake Maggiore. Locarno is home to the Locarno International Film Festival and Ascona is a favorite location for summer travelers in the region. These are hubs when traveling to Minusio, Muralto, Orselina and the Castello Visconteo.


Val Verzasca

by admin on August 27, 2014

Val Verzasca is possibly the most famous valley in Ticino and one visit will show you why. From the dam James Bond bungee jumped off of in Goldeneye, to the Romanesque Lavertezzo bridges, to the smallest town in Switzerland (Corippo, Population: 14) to the Sonogno waterfalls at the top of the valley, you will have plenty to see when visiting this area; especially since you will want to stop along the river and bask in the sun on the glacial rocks, surrounded by the stunning beauty of Italian Switzerland.

James Bond Dam

James Bond Dam 2

James Bond Dam 3

Lavertezzo jump

Lavertezzo bridge

Sonogno falls

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More pictures of Val Verzasca can be found here.

Time Lapse of Lugano, Switzerland

August 20, 2014

Reasons to come to Lugano. Video by Milo Zanecchia.

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Monte Bre

August 14, 2014

Mount Bre (Monte Bre), a mountain overlooking Lugano, slightly higher than San Salvatore, and with a beautiful town called Bre. It is an example of typical Ticino architecture, still featuring a ‘lavatoio’, or old town wash-basin. A funicular, in operation since 1912, can bring you up to Bre from the city. The views from the […]

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August 6, 2014

From Wikipedia: Gandria is a small, picturesque village on the shore of Lake Lugano in Switzerland. The historically protected center (nucleo), which is not accessible by car, attracts visitors from all over the world. Boat service between Gandria and other towns on the lake is regular, and it is also possible to walk from Gandria […]

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Fröhlich Geburtstag! Bon anniversaire! Buon Compleanno! Bun di da naschientscha!

August 1, 2014

During the 12th century, the dukes of Zähringen were lords of what is now Western Switzerland. When Berchtold V died in 1218, the Zähringer dynasty ended, and these Swiss cities became Reichsfrei (or city states within the Holy Roman Empire). It was during this time that the Kyburg were fighting the Habsburg over these territories. […]

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Your Personalized Wedding Perfume

July 23, 2014

Your olfactory sense can be the strongest sense of all. How often has a smell brought back memories of your childhood? The last time you smelled that particular aroma may have been 20 years ago, but it still brings back the experience as if it were yesterday. Why not make the most of this wondrous […]

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About Alex and Lisa

July 17, 2014

Several of you have asked us who exactly Alex and Lisa are, and what their story is, so we thought we would share their story with you using their own words: Find out how this adventure began… Back in the year 2000 I met a boy. I didn’t know it at the time but that […]

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The 20 Most Extravagant Weddings of All Time

July 9, 2014

From Kanye to Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth to Marie-Antoinette, click here to see some of the biggest bashes ever.  

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Vico Morcote

July 2, 2014

With a population of 338, Vico Morcote’s relative distance from Lugano has allowed it to maintain its traditional ambience. It is located above Morcote, with the Church of the Saints Fedeli and Simone, Osteria Bocc and Ristorante Sorgente, and beautiful views and small streets. Clicking on each picture will open the full sized version See […]

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