Travel guide to Southern Switzerland

Facts

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Local name
Tessin/Ticino
Inhabitants
305,000

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

The best time the visit Tessin and its surrounding is in the summer, where it is warm and fertile. If you go a little west, on the other hand, to the canton of Wallis/Valais, you'll find a true ski paradise on the top of the highest peaks in the Alps.

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England, it is 12.00 in Southern Switzerland.

Culture and entertainment

Locarno hosts an international film festival every year in August. There's a carnival in February, a flower festival in the spring and a wine festival in the fall.

Accommodation / Hotel

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As tourism is a very important source of income for Southern Switzerland, there are plenty of hotels, camping sites and hostels in the region. Book your hotel in Southern Switzerland here

Local transport

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Other transport

Southern Switzerland has, as the rest of the country, a good infrastructure, with buses, trains, airport and ships, departing for both Italian and Swiss destinations. The best way to get around is with a weekly holiday- subscription. Find more information on the local tourist office.
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