Hotel De La Paix

by admin on December 18, 2014

With a website that doesn’t quite do it justice, Hotel de la Paix is a luxury hotel located just above the Lake of Lugano.

From the brochure:
The Hotel de la Paix is located close to Lake Lugano and at walking distance from the city center, 5 km from the Lugano-Agno airport, 1 km from the train station and offers exclusively to its guests a large private parking. Its multilingual staff will be delighted to welcome you with warmth and cordiality.
Our property was stylishly transformed and expanded out of an 18th century villa and now offers excellent modern facilities and a unique combination of modern comfort and luxurious elegance.
The garden-terrace with its heated swimming pool in summer and the portico are ideal places to spend relaxing moments and admire the magnificent amphitheatre formed by the surrounding mountains.

Hotel de la paix


Your Guide to Getting Married in Ticino

by admin on December 15, 2014



Your big day is coming up! And we couldn’t be happier that you are considering our beautiful corner of the world to celebrate this most special occasion.


Doubtless you have a million things going through your mind right now: How wonderful and stunning everything will be, but also the daunting task of bringing it all together. After all, a group of loved ones are flying out to celebrate the most important day of your life in a new country, and it needs to be flawless. No pressure at all, right?


That is why we created this compendium. We can’t promise this will simplify everything in your life. Some things (and some relatives) are beyond our control. But we hope this can help give you an overall idea of what to expect, and what to find, and then where to search should you need more information for your wedding in our beautiful region.


We start out with the legalities, in case you wish to be registered in our region. Details can change depending on whether you are a Swiss person living abroad, a foreigner living in Switzerland, a foreigner who is marrying a Swiss person living elsewhere, etc. etc.


Next we list some ceremony locations for the wedding itself, should you need a city hall or a church.


After this, we list the myriad of banquet halls and venues. If you are just looking for a celebration in Ticino, you can just start perusing here. We list the venues by region, and, when possible, list the capacity. We also include a photo of each venue.


We then give you some other activities and day trips you may be interested in, as well as useful tools and tips.


We envisioned this to be printed out, so we left space for your notes next to each venue. That way you can keep tabs as to what you are looking for.



Of course, this is only the first step. But we are hoping that, after you have looked over these, you will want to take the plunge and experience the beauty of the “Sunny side of Switzerland” for your celebration, in which case you can always contact us at and we will be happy to take care of all the details for you.



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Your Guide to Getting Married in Ticino (PDF)

Click here to purchase your copy.
So, enjoy! And Congratulations once more!

Bellinzona Castles

December 11, 2014

From the Bellinzona UNESCO World Heritage website: Bellinzona’s castles are considered amongst the finest examples of medieval fortification architecture in Switzerland. As they appear today, the fortifications, whose origins actually go much further back to a prehistoric settlement on Castelgrande hill, are mainly the result of intensive and complex building activity instigated by the Dukes […]

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Your First Step for Getting Married in Lugano

December 8, 2014

  Are you considering getting married in our beautiful region? Then this is your first step! Learn about all the options and legalities involved, and get acquainted with what is available in the region for your celebration, day trips, honeymoon options and more! In this PDF file you find all the information you need to […]

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Hotel Eden

December 4, 2014

First constructed in 1870, Hotel Eden is one of the premier hotels in Lugano. It is located right on the lake with also a superb view of the mountains in the background. From the Hotel’s Website: The Grand Hotel Eden lies on the water front of Lugano Paradiso one of the sunniest spots in the […]

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Weddings in Italy – Tuscany

November 26, 2014

Lugano Wedding, in collaboration with Lugano Sposi, is proud to announce that we can now help organize your wedding in Italy as well! Tuscany is world famous for its wine, food and beautiful scenery. What more could you ask for in a wedding setting? Throw in a couple Medici villas and castles among vineyards and […]

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Chiasso – Balerna

November 19, 2014

The Southern border of Ticino: where the Alps start tapering off into the Pianura Padana

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Val di Blenio

November 12, 2014

The Blenio Valley, connecting Biasca with the Lucomagno pass, is considered one of the sunniest and most un-touched regions of Ticino. The valley floor is dotted with villages, themselves marked by rustici, stone-built peasant dwellings, sometimes little more than shacks, that are topped with rough slate roofs. A lot of these are now holiday cottages. […]

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November 5, 2014

Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Ceresio”, Morcote is located right on the lake of Lugano, about 10km from the city center, and right under the Castle of Morcote. It is overlooked by the renaissance church Santa Maria del Sasso. This church has an octagonal chapel behind it, as well as a cemetery in which various […]

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5 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Your Best Friends (aka Bridesmaids)

October 29, 2014

This is another entry featured on Here Tracy DiNunzio, founder of Recycled Bride, discusses 5 possible gifts you can get for your bridemaids that are also gifts for the environment. Enjoy! 5 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Your Best Friends (aka Bridesmaids) Give your friends earth friendly gifts! Did you know that you can show appreciation […]

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