The canton of Ticino has a Mediterranean feel, with its mild climate and tropical vegetation.
The area between Ascona and Lugano is marked by its mild temperatures and changing landscape, distinguished by its glaciers (Basòdino) as well as its lakes (Maggiore, Ceresio).
Bellinzona and its valleys plunge us into the Middle Ages with its impressive UNESCO listed castles. A wild nature hosts numerous “Grottos”, rustic buildings enshrining the culinary traditions of Ticino.
The region of Lugano is a marriage of finance and culture. It is pleasant to spend time dreamily wandering between museums and shops, parks and historical places.
The Mendrisiotto, the southernmost region of Switzerland, is made up of vineyards and ancient villages of immeasurable charm. Near the Italian border, in the municipality of Morbio Inferiore, the Corte del Vino Ticino brings together the wines of 45 Ticino producers, located in the impressive Park of the Breggia Gorges.
Ticino Merlot: the prime Swiss Merlot
Thanks to its meteorological conditions, the Ticino Merlot is a classic beyond fashion. The elegance, balance and finesse of the wines produced are a source of hedonistic pleasures that pair perfectly with Mediterranean flavors. The Corte del Vino Ticino brings together the wines of all 45 Ticino producers.
Other products to discover in the region
Ticino, with its unique terroir and ancestral know-how, has no shortage of authentic products to choose from: cheeses, meats, cereals and various sweets are part of the culinary heritage of Ticino alongside its Merlot.
Prepare your stay
A visit to Ticino is a guarantee of diverse and breathtaking landscapes, unique gastronomy, exceptional wines, as well as cultural and sporting activities – both in summer and winter.
Plan your gourmet holiday in Ticino now to make sure you don’t miss a single drop!