From glaciers to palm trees
Ticino’s varied landscape is remarkable. In the north, Bellizona is a quiet but striking medieval city where the Castles of Bellinzona have been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2000. You will find rising mountains and deep valleys sculpted by rivers and glaciers whose waters run into Lake Maggiore in the south. There are endless hiking options. Shimmering lakeside cities including Lugano and Locarno are the highlights of the Southern canton. The palm trees and mansions, peaceful lakes and pleasant climate attract many to settle down here for the summer.