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Explore swiss ticino

Hello Everyone
Im planing to explore Ticino area with my wife.Its first time for us, so kindly guide for following questions;

1. Residence
Whats the best ecnomic way to stay? I heard about private carvan available with basic facality of washroom,small kitchen and car parking around lake. If its true , kindly share the links and recommendation to organise optimally?

2. Refreshment
Recomendation for resturant to taste local tradational food / Pizzeria to surprise ourself being close impact of Italy.

Any considerable point for planing of 4-7 day trip?

Thanks again and have a wonderful day.
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Old 06.07.2021, 10:21
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Re: Explore swiss ticino

Lots of campsites have cabins which you can rent which are fairly basic but do have a bathroom, bedroom and cooking facilities.

You didn't state when you were hoping to go but you ought to consider the following:

Most places will be fully booked already for the summer and prices will be sky high.
It gets cheaper and easier to book after and before the summer.
The most economic way to stay is with a tent but even in the summer the prices can be pretty high.

Cabins on campsites next to the lakes are generally more expensive than those in the countryside or next to rivers.

These places normally have a car park and it's generally not possible to park right next to the cabin.

The roads can be slow in Ticino and you can spend quite a long time travelling short distances so for such a trip, I would limit yourself to one area rather than try and see the whole of Ticino.

One suggestion is the north - Lugano, Ascona, the castles of Bellizona and the little rivers in the area with some beautiful old bridges and easy walking.

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Re: Explore swiss ticino

Always a good idea to do a bit of research first before assuming others will generate an itinerary for you - this isn't a travel agency

Specific questions on locations, accommodations or restaurants is one thing else Tripadvisor & the search function can be your friend
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Re: Explore swiss ticino

I was also going to suggest Ascona. It's located on the shore of Lake Maggiore and has a bit of a Mediterranean vibe, with restaurants along the shore. I believe there is also a nice open-air market there every Tuesday, with crafts, foods, etc. I've also heard nice things about Lake Lugano and Lake Cuomo, but we haven't yet had the chance to visit those areas. Hopefully we will visit those lakes this August.

Tom1234... I'm not sure if you'll see this, but may I ask where that place is located, in your photo? It's gorgeous. It reminds me of a place I once saw mentioned online when I was looking at areas around Lake Maggiore / Ticino to visit, but I can't seem to remember.
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Tom1234... I'm not sure if you'll see this, but may I ask where that place is located, in your photo? It's gorgeous. It reminds me of a place I once saw mentioned online when I was looking at areas around Lake Maggiore / Ticino to visit, but I can't seem to remember.
It's here

The Pont-dei-salti in the Verzasca valley.
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Old 06.07.2021, 11:52
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Re: Explore swiss ticino

Check out the agriturismo lodgings - typically working farms that are usually super cheap, super clean, and often offering meals cooked by Mama or Papa.
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Re: Explore swiss ticino

If visiting the Pont-dei-salti in the Verzasca valley, get there very, very early or very late. It's massively frequented, and parking is terrible if you are not prompt.
I drove past last week after visiting Sonogno (easy waterfall walk at from there) at the top of the valley, and there was a decent queue of people waiting to walk over the bridge, and a huge queue for the bus. Buses are packed solid as well, but the Swiss do lay them on so probably not an issue if you don't mind waiting a bit.

IMO there is more to see in the Maggia valley next door, but each to their own.

Ascona is a nicer place to stay/vist than Locarno. Usually the boats run down into Italy, but currently they do not, this should change I guess this summer.
Well worth going to Cannobio for a trip by boat when they run.
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The Pont-dei-salti in the Verzasca valley.
Thanks! That's the place I was trying to remember the name of. It's really close to where we'll be camping next month (Campofelice), so we'll definitely be checking that out!
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Re: Explore swiss ticino

This place is not far from us and always seems quite popular.
They have rental caravans but also rooms in two houses on the site.

https://www.camping-tresiana.ch/en-us/
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Old 07.07.2021, 15:54
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Re: Explore swiss ticino

I hope nobody is trying to go up Vallemaggia today:

https://www.tio.ch/ticino/cronaca/15...da-due-polizia

"Accident on the cantonale between Solduno and Ponta Brolla. KMs of traffic jam. Traffic paralyzed."

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