From here it's roughly 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the northwest to Lucerne and 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast to Lake Como, Italy.
Here in Ticino, there are many protected preserves that are well worth discovering. Start by hiking through Monte San Giorgio and Monte San Salvatore, the two most popular around this city. Mount Generoso and Mount Caslano are just a couple of the other spots to explore.
Two of the most magical family attractions around Ticino are Swissminiatur and the popular Alprose Chocolate Factory. Laugh, play and become intrigued at these two must-do attractions for children and parents.
Piazza Grande and Piazza della Riforma are great choices to sit back and feel the heartbeat of Ticino. This is where you can see the true nature of Ticino.
Two of the best museums in Ticino are the Casa Camuzzi and the Chicco d'Oro Coffee Museum, where you can spend a couple of hours of cultural entertainment. Of the many fascinating collections in the city these museums are among the most highly praised.
Ticino is a dream destination for those who love art so while you are here, don’t miss the Baumgartner Model Railway Gallery and the Cantonal Art Museum. These are two exhibit spaces where you can spend a couple of hours of cultural exploration. Join a tour, admire the architecture or simply enjoy the beautiful artworks in these cultural hubs.
When the sun is out, explore Parco Ciani, where locals come to enjoy a little slice of tranquility. It is a peaceful place where locals and visitors alike come to take time out from a busy world.
It’s impossible to truly understand a place until you know its story; luckily Ticino has preserved the Three Castles of Bellinzona, one of the area’s most significant heritage sites. Spend some time visiting this site and other local historic places to get an insight into the events that shaped this region.
FoxTown Factory Stores is the perfect place to go to if you enjoy shopping and watching the world go by. This is a busy place packed with clothes and accessory stores and fresh food venues.