Travel guide to Southern Switzerland


Local name

Travel preparation


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


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

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


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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