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What would you say to “Val Colla” (Lugano vs. Locarno) in this respect?
Actually, our favorite test track, me and the sprog.

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Re: Holiday Flat in Tessin

Bought a few in both Ticino and Zürich.
One difference I can think of is that parking spots in Ticino are not registered in the “registro fondiario” by default, whereas in Zurich that’s compulsory. If you buy something a bit old in a condominium (“ppp”) that could be a bit of a problem, although generally it isn’t.
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Old 30.05.2021, 11:11
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Bought a few in both Ticino and Zürich.
One difference I can think of is that parking spots in Ticino are not registered in the “registro fondiario” by default, whereas in Zurich that’s compulsory. If you buy something a bit old in a condominium (“ppp”) that could be a bit of a problem, although generally it isn’t.
As I recall, our parking spot is actually separate from our apartment in the paperwork, i.e. we own both but they are not tied together, they are two separate entities. Also, there are fewer parking spots than apartments.

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Re: Holiday Flat in Tessin

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it's a v-shaped valley away from anyhwere, so the road is small and full of curves, small river at the bottom probably not very good for swimming, I didn't see anything interesting except parking there for mountain biking (several mountains close-by are good for this because they're panettone-shaped) and some hiking, but to get anything different you have to drive out of the valley.

I've been there twice to go hike on the mountains there for a change. Having done the monte bar and the denti della vecchia, what remains are some higher mountains where the possible hikes are a bit too much for me.

It sounds a bit negative but I'm biased because I'm used to the size and variety of the val maggia, the large beaches and river pools bathed by the sun (because it's u-shaped and at the bottom there is the confluence of 2 rivers), the many hikes and waterfalls, the various side valleys and interesting/varied architecture.
If I wanted to live in lugano, I'd live more in the city itself. At least you start from a central point when you have to go into a valley for a hike (or anywhere in ticino really), instead of having to descend a valley to arrive there and then go where you want to go.
Thanks for listing basically correct details for people who’ve “never heard” of this valley. Was just pointing out that there are areas less endowed with the usual tourist’s choices and therefore more affordable and not as overcrowded.
Lugano is about 30” away from the further reaches of the valley. There are three routes available and the small, curvy roads keep most of the determined (Dutch) caravan floggers out of your hair.
Recent intel that Tom hoons around there on a regular basis will have resulted in a significant drop of real estate asking prices as well. What’s not to like? Why am I promoting degradation of an unspoilt area?
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Thanks for listing basically correct details for people who’ve “never heard” of this valley. Was just pointing out that there are areas less endowed with the usual tourist’s choices and therefore more affordable and not as overcrowded.
Lugano is about 30” away from the further reaches of the valley. There are three routes available and the small, curvy roads keep most of the determined (Dutch) caravan floggers out of your hair.
Recent intel that Tom hoons around there on a regular basis will have resulted in a significant drop of real estate asking prices as well. What’s not to like? Why am I promoting degradation of an unspoilt area?
One of our favorite aglio orsino patches is there.

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As I recall, our parking spot is actually separate from our apartment in the paperwork, i.e. we own both but they are not tied together, they are two separate entities. Also, there are fewer parking spots than apartments.

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Sorry not familiar with your parking spot but yes that’s normal if you buy an apartment or property with shared communal parking spots.
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Re: Holiday Flat in Tessin

apparently the manager of an alp in Colla fell to his death last evening while driving a car and an animal caravan. Found 150m below the cantonal road.

It is the kind of road that keeps the dutch caravans out for good reason.
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apparently the manager of an alp in Colla fell to his death last evening while driving a car and an animal caravan. Found 150m below the cantonal road.

It is the kind of road that keeps the dutch caravans out for good reason.
This is really a tragic coincidence. I happen to know the hamlet Insone.

However, to put your post/implication into perspective, the accident didn’t include a 150 m fall from the via Cantonale. It occurred on a dirt track leading to a few dilapidated barns outside of Insone. Unfortunately, agricultural vehicles often topple in steep terrain
https://www.rsi.ch/news/ticino-e-gri...a-2797717.html
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@46.08...7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Holiday Flat in Tessin

The news from ticino says about the death man:
"[...] Per il 39enne bulgaro, residente nel suo paese di origine [...]"
It translates as "the 39 years old from Bulgaria, resident of Bulgaria" ... those Bulgarian shows quite some independence in coming to Switzerland to enjoy some real rural life.

Bulgaria is in fact well known to be overpopulated and too much urban.

Maybe is just one of the many Grenzgänger stealing the bread form the poor SVP voters.
Well, SVP voters may start to work for 10 CHF per hour, if they feel like.
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Old 31.05.2021, 16:11
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Sorry not familiar with your parking spot but yes that’s normal if you buy an apartment or property with shared communal parking spots.
Our parking spots are private, not shared.

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Old 31.05.2021, 16:12
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This is really a tragic coincidence. I happen to know the hamlet Insone.
Likewise.

My daughter works in Colla, and goes from Lugano there daily by motorcycle.

I generally avoid the road to Insone, as it's really nasty. The one to Signôra is slightly better.

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The news from ticino says about the death man:
"[...] Per il 39enne bulgaro, residente nel suo paese di origine [...]"
It translates as "the 39 years old from Bulgaria, resident of Bulgaria" ... those Bulgarian shows quite some independence in coming to Switzerland to enjoy some real rural life.

Bulgaria is in fact well known to be overpopulated and too much urban.

Maybe is just one of the many Grenzgänger stealing the bread form the poor SVP voters.
Well, SVP voters may start to work for 10 CHF per hour, if they feel like.
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If this is your best effort as a troll – you suck. If you’re not a troll, you still suck.
Then please explain why a person resident in Bulgaria, living in Bulgaria, was driving a tractor in Switzerland. Tourism? Was he volunteering to help some land owner in Tessin?
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This is really a tragic coincidence. I happen to know the hamlet Insone.

However, to put your post/implication into perspective, the accident didn’t include a 150 m fall from the via Cantonale. It occurred on a dirt track leading to a few dilapidated barns outside of Insone. Unfortunately, agricultural vehicles often topple in steep terrain
https://www.rsi.ch/news/ticino-e-gri...a-2797717.html
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@46.08...7i13312!8i6656
i see, apparently i read or interpreted something wrong.

Tractors do fall over from time to time on alps, hard to judge slopes.
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stop calling it tessin. its not a german forum.
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stop calling it tessin. its not a german forum.
Tessin should be capitalized.
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apparently the manager of an alp in Colla fell to his death last evening while driving a car and an animal caravan. Found 150m below the cantonal road.

It is the kind of road that keeps the dutch caravans out for good reason.
As it turns out, the person in question was a 51 year old ex boyfriend of my wife:
https://www.laregione.ch/cantone/men...olla-incidente

She only heard it today from his brother.

I had actually met him a few times, made great cheeses!

RIP, Christian.

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stop calling it tessin. its not a german forum.
it's still closer to the dialectal form (depending on the dialect) than the italianized version, funnily enough.
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it's still closer to the dialectal form (depending on the dialect) than the italianized version, funnily enough.
https://lmo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton_Tesin.

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stop calling it tessin. its not a german forum.
Strange things, I'm reading Tessin in French. So, for 85+% of the Swiss...it's Tessin. Democracy matters
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