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Castello del Sole Ascona

Why I trust these Relais & Châteaux hotels in Switzerland

I'm about to embark on a press trip with Relais & Châteaux, from Switzerland’s north to the south. I will be peeking into gourmet kitchens...
Hotel Splendide Royal in Lugano, Switzerland

Hotel Splendide Royal in Lugano charms us with its grandezza

In Lugano, there is a former palace that has seen the likes of royal families and celebrities from around the world: Hotel Splendide Royal...
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in Lugano, Switzerland

Why we'll return to Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in Lugano

It is a sunny spring day and we have just arrived at Villa Castagnola in Lugano. Our feelings are swooped by all that the Old World charm as we...
Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo in Lugano, Switzerland

A classy weekend at Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo in Lugano

High above Lake Lugano, there is a historic palace that was once the private home of a prince. Villa Principe Leopoldo is a 5-star luxury hotel...
Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa

A perfect winter weekend at the classy spa hotels of Lugano

Every winter, Switzerland reminds me that not all shades of grey are exciting. I always go to Ticino when I need a break from my daily routine...
Sentiero del Castagno - Ticino Chestnut Hike

Sentiero del Castagno is the iconic chestnut path of Ticino

The air is crisp and the November fog has settled over Switzerland's cities. In the south, the Sentiero del Castagno trail is awaiting chestnut lovers...

Events

Blues to Bop 2019 is Ticino’s Musical Event of the Year

Why Blues to Bop is Lugano’s musical event of 2019

Every September, Lugano's typically quiet piazzas echo for three nights with joyfully raucous sounds. Blues to Bop is *the* musical event.
Lugano Festa d'Autunno

Why you should see the autumn festival in Lugano (Festa d’autunno)

Surely, Lugano is strikingly beautiful during any season. But during autumn, temperatures are just perfect for outdoor gatherings such as the festa d'autunno...