"Gelati", "grotto" and "lago" are just a few Italian buzzwords that those living in Switzerland’s north know by heart.
That’s because ice cream, charming pubs and glittering lakes are exactly what we need during the unpredictable months of spring. While we can go through all four seasons within 24 hours (I’m looking at you, April!), the south is usually getting all the sun. We have recently soaked in the best that Ticino has to offer, and here are our impressions.
Madonna del Sasso is a pilgrimage church high above Locarno. It can be reached by funicular, and the views are absolutely breathtaking...
Ronco sopra Ascona is oozing with charm! Down below in the lake is the tropical Brissago island:
To make a point, here is the view we encountered when we first approached this hillside village:
The camellia trees love Ticino's southern climate, here in Locarno:
And when it comes to "palm trees per capita", Ticino beats them all!
Meet the Mediterranean town of Ascona with its centuries old church tower:
The five star Villa Orselina with its heated outdoor pool is one of our favorite spots to spend a weekend:
Spring in Ticino is the best! What are you waiting for?
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