Trip Report

Weekend trip to Ticino: The melting pot of Italian and Swiss culture

Weekend trip to the italian part of Switzerland. Especially in winter, this is a nice escape as the region is known for its warmer and sunnier climate

by ijuri.sAtlasGuru Contributor

EuropeSwitzerland1 day / December 2021

Highs & Lows

Good italian food and many possibilities for outdoor activities

On a sunny weekend all of Switzerland is flooding the region

Q & A

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    It is best to arrive by train (www.sbb.ch). For foreigners I recommend to look early for discount tickets which you find online or asking at a ticket office in one of the bigger train stations.* For lodgeing in the area I recommend staying in Locarno or even Losone as they are more priceworthy. If you stay up to a month in Switzerland it can even pay off to buy a General Abonnemment (a ticket valid in whole Switzerland for 30 days).

  • Packing tips?

    Pack clothes for layering, as during this time of the year the temperatures change a lot.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Use the pubilc transport.

  • Any surprises?

    Happily not :)

  • Booking details?

    Check here for discount packages for train and accomodation (https://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holidays/topics/hotels-im-tessin-zum-spezialpreis.html).

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