One Day Adventures

Discover some daily leisure programmes to help you get the most out of your holiday in the region. The itineraries here below can be modified to best suit your needs. Starting and finishing points are only indicative.

Let you inspire and start planning an unforgettable holiday.

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A day dedicated to art in Lugano


Start your day with a visit to MASI in the Palazzo Reali, a Renaissance building that presents works from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art.


Discovering Capriasca’s natural treasures

Tesserete – Cagiallo – Lugaggia – Vaglio – Sala Capriasca

A day spent in forests, villages and chestnut woods.


360° view: from Monte San Salvatore to Morcote

Monte San Salvatore – Carona – Morcote – Lugano

From the summit this route will take you to the village of Carona, where you can visit Parco San Grato botanical garden.


Discovering Malcantone’s gleaming mine and marvels

The Malcantone is the most typical of the Ticino Sottoceneri region, welcomes tourists between an arm of Lake Lugano (Lugano) Agno, the Gulf, the Ponte Tresa River and the mountains that divide Switzerland and Italy, and the splendid Lake Maggiore (Locarno).


From Sassalto to fishing and chocolate museum

Lugano – Caslano – Museo della Pesca – Alprose – Minigolf

A fascinating excursion that allows you to appreciate the beauty of the Malcantone hills.


From energy to magic

Monte Tamaro - Monte Lema


From majestic Monte Brè to miniature swiss marvels

Lugano – Monte Brè – Swissminiatur

The excursion includes a visit to the city center, a visit to the Monte Brè and the boat ride to Swissminiatur theme park.


Strolling through the Renaissance

The most fascinating period in Italian culture has left traces even in Lugano, when Ticino was part of the Duchy of Milan.


The wonders of Ceresio

Lugano – Gandria

A unique experience, which will allow you to admire landscapes of rare beauty, surrounded by the naturalistic wonders of the Gulf of Lugano.

Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso Emotions at 1704 m

Lugano – Capolago – Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso is one of the best panoramic mountains in Ticino.

Brusino Arsizio

Monte San Giorgio: a jump in the past

Lugano – Brusino – Monte San Giorgio – Tremona

From Lugano take the boat to Brusino, a characteristic village on Lake Ceresio.


Strolling through Mendrisio

Lugano – Mendrisio

Between Monte Generoso and Monte San Giorgio (Unesco World Heritage) there are varied hiking trails that lead through the sun-drenched vineyards.

Monte Carasso

The Tibetan Bridge and its surroundings

Curzútt, Monte Carasso

Unexpected highlights in the mountains above Monte Carasso await you on this impressive experience.


The fortress of Bellinzona, UNESCO World Heritage Site


Just a few kilometres away from Lugano stands one of Ticino’s main attractions: the castles of Bellinzona, today on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.


A small village with a great cultural heritage


The village boasts an outstanding historical heritage. Among its attractions are its vineyards and a small island in the Ticino river. This island can be reached by two small Romanesque bridges.


Brissago Islands

Brissago - Ascona

The mild climate at Lago Maggiore is unique in Switzerland, and enables subtropical plants to flourish in the open air on Isola Grande, the large island. The Botanical Gardens of the Canton of Ticino house around 1,700 plant species.


Discover Locarno


The town with the warmest climate in Switzerland, located on the northern shore of Lago Maggiore.


Verzasca Valley


Of the wonderfully beautiful valleys of the Ticino, the Verzasca valley is probably the most fascinating - for both romantics and adventure fans.


A day in Milan


Shopping is just great in Milan, a real melting pot of different cultures.