Ticino

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Ticino [1] is an Italian-speaking region in Switzerland. It is in the south of the country bordering Valais, Uri, Graubunden and the north of Italy.

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  • Ascona- known sometimes as the Swiss Riviera.
  • Bellinzona - the capital of the canton.
  • Chiasso -the last town in Switzerland, is surrounded on three sides by Italy
  • Locarno
  • Lugano- is the only real city in the canton, with a pleasant waterfront, stunning lake views and steep hillsides.
  • Mendrisio
  • Tenero

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Ticino is generally divided by the Monte Ceneri pass:

  • Sopraceneri ("above the Ceneri") - Alpine, rural. Encompasses the cities of Bellinzona, the seat of the cantonal Grand Council, and Locarno.
  • Sottoceneri ("below the Ceneri") - Highlands and flat valleys, still not exactly urban but much less rural. Encompasses the city of Lugano and large towns Mendrisio and Chiasso.

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Ticino has a full range of accommodations including hotels, holiday houses, hostels, huts, campsites and agritourism stays.

Contact[edit]

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  • Ticino Turismo, Via Lugano 12, Bellinzona, tel. +41 (0)91 825 70 56, fax: +41 (0)91 825 36 14, info@ticino.ch, [2].


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