This comprehensive website : www.ticino-tourism.ch in Italian, German and some English, is aptly titled: Cantone Ticino - Galassia Ticino - Turismo
Locarno/Muralto in early spring - Photograph by J.Broggini-March 2003
Whether you wish to acquaint yourself with Italian speaking Switzerland, or are already familiar with the Ticino, the site is compulsive surfing across a whole range of local and regional tourism and related activities.
By clicking on Ricerca dettagliata in the left margin, you will not be disappointed when selecting one or the following groups: Itineraries, Leisure, Nature and Environment, History and Traditions, Famous Ticinesi, Contemporary architecture and Wine and Dine.
Some beautiful photographs are shown of Locarno, Bellinzona, Mendrisio, Lugano and Winter sceneries of Bosco Gurin, Cardada, Campo Blenio and Airolo.
An incredible range of 48 links will enable you to access such topics as Culture, Events, Transportation Companies and Sports and other 44 headings
Under the title Media, 5 links will allow you to access (but for full access you have to be a subscriber to the newspapers) La Regione Ticino (Bellinzona), Corriere del Ticino (Lugano) Giornale del Popolo (Lugano), RTSI - Radio e TV svizzera di lingua italiana, Teleticino
Under Scuole e Istituti you will read about the, Scuola superiore alberghiera e del turismo, Istituto di Management Turistico, Franklin College, The American School in Switzerland,
SUPSI - Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana,
Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana.
Under Associazioni there are 11 links including Società Cantonale Ticinese Albergatori, Svizzera turismo, Camera di Commercio, and Regio Insubrica.
The address of Ticino Turismo is: Casella Postale 1441, CH - 6501 Bellinzona, Switzerland
From the UK the: tel. 0041 91 825 70 56, fax 0041 91 825 36 14
Other websites of interest are:
Latest news of Ticino Tourism
offering train fares reductions and hotel discounts as a joint venture
between Ticino Turismo and RailAway
International telephone directory
for Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, Great Britain, Luxembourg, and the USA