Expat Life

A summer in Ticino

If you’re planning to spend a part of your summer in the Southern part of Switzerland, in Ticino, you can find plenty of information about this region (canton Ticino) here.


In Ticino you can find about 3,000 kilometres of marked paths and trails. It is a real “playground for outdoor activities” from spring until autumn.

“The choice ranges from relaxing walks along lakeshores to challenging alpine tours, and from artistic and cultural itineraries to gastronomic excursions among vineyards and alpine pastures. The main local tourist offices of Ticino organize as well guided tours of their region. Some of them are free of charge.”

There are hiking itineraries in Bellinzona and upper valleys, the Lago Maggiore and valleys, routes around Lago di Lugano and valleys here, but you can also find very interesting biking itineraries, mountain bike itineraries and, if you prefer, guided excursions. But there are also itineraries for nordic walking,

View of the upper lake from above Brissago, Sw...

View of the upper lake from above Brissago, Switzerland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you’re looking for playgrounds for kids, have a look at parchi giochi in Ticino.

On the Ticino/Switzerland site, you can even find a map where to plan and trace your personal itinerary.

But Ticino is not only sports during summer: there is the Film Festival  in Locarno and many more cultural events.

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And about the region called “Sottoceneri” (South of the Ceneri), I can recommend the blog expatwithkids. A more general blog about life in Switzerland with also a part about Ticino is  Swissinfo.

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