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Rivista Lugano - Vintage Ticino Magazine

1930's Vintage Magazine from Ticino

Being a fanatic of vintage design, typography and printed goods, I got hooked the minute I spotted this vintage magazine at a supermarket stand...
Buskers Lugano 2013

Impressions from the Buskers Street Music Festival in Lugano

Once a year, Lugano is home to one of the most wonderful street artist festivals I’ve ever seen. Lugano Buskers has just finished its fifth edition and I can say without a doubt: It keeps getting better...
Swiss Tanning Salons

What I didn't know about Swiss tanning salons

The first big shock arrived when I tried going to a tanning salon. Your usual Italian tanning salon has many cubicles...
Locarno Film Festival

Glamour, Films and la Dolce Vita in Locarno

According to the Locarno Film Festival’s artistic director, this year’s festival is dedicated to “discoveries, young film makers and first features“...
Hiking to Cimetta, Ticino

Our hiking tips for Cimetta above Locarno in Ticino

In just under 3 hours from Zürich HB by train, passing by the UNESCO world heritage site of Bellinzona, we reached Cardada Cimetta in Ticino...
Locarno in springtime

How about these blooming spring impressions from Ticino?

Clear blue skies are above, willow trees are swinging in the breeze, and dozens of stork couples have started building nests. Spring is definitely here in Switzerland...
The town of Carona in Ticino

We found amazing views (and food) on Mt. San Salvatore

On a recent weekend, we ended up basking in the sun on amazing Mt. San Salvatore above the city of Lugano. A hike took us to the charming town of...
10 Reasons to Love Ticino

10 reasons to love Ticino in Switzerland's South

When the weather in the North gets unbearable (as in "cold and rainy"), the Swiss will escape to Switzerland's southern canton of Ticino. Here are 10 reasons...