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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2015
Foxtown Outlet Mall  (1 Answer)

Is there leave luggage facilities? How much do they charge and is there a limit of luggage size?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 04, 2013
small wedding

need to find a hair dresser who also will do my makeup ...for a small wedding .....looking in the malcantone area?
Also what flowers for my hair will go with a coral dress?
and jewelry? can anyone help ?
kind regards

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2013
need Help please

Having a small family wedding in Malcantone Ticino, would like to ask if anyone knows a nice friendly place where I can have an after wedding aperatif ( where they will decorate the table pretty with flowers ) and some simple food to eat must be a nice friendly place please help thankyou :-)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2013
Best way to get from Lugano to Serpiano or Milan/Malpensa to Serpiano?  (4 Answers)

A while ago I posted a question about getting from Milan's Malpensa Airport to Lugano, and got some good replies.
Then when I checked about getting to the hotel, I realised that getting to Lugano was the easy bit, getting to the hotel in Serpiano was the difficult part... The hotel suggested I take the shuttle bus from Malpensa to Mendrisio and from there a bus service to the hotel.
That is fine, but my flight arrives in the morning, meaning that I would have to wait from until night before getting a connection that will actually stop in Mendrisio.
Do you have any good suggestions on how to either get from Lugano to Serpiano (Albergo Serpiano) or from Malpensa to Serpiano?
Bearing then in mind that my Italian is on the level "can understand some written language" ;)
Thanks a million :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2012
Looking for palce to snowboard for the day in Ticino.  (1 Answer)


Can anyone help me decide where would be best for one day of snowboarding in the Ticino Cantone?

We will be traveling by train early in the morning from Zurich making our way to Como for later that night. We wanted to stop for the day at a mountain to hit the slopes. We are concerned with accessibility given that we are traveling by train (then I suppose by bus to get to the mountain?).

Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2009
How do you buy bus tickets?  (1 Answer)


I have a question about the regional bus system in Switzerland and Ticino in particular. How does one buy tickets for the local buses that connect the nearby towns and villages? Should I buy tickets from tobacconists' and bars, as I would do in Italy, or from the driver, as I would normally do in the German-speaking countries?

Thank you in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2009
Geneva to Gandria  (1 Answer)

Is it possible to get from Geneva to Gandria by public transport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2008
4 days in Ticino  (2 Answers)


I'll be in Ticino in June for 4 days (full days) but I need some help cause I still couldn't figure out if I should to stay in Locarno or in Lugano.
My main concern is that I will have to rely on public transports, probably using the Locarno or Lugano Regional Pass. Therefore I will have to choose whether I should focus more on the region around Locarno or around Lugano.

What option should I choose regarding that for this trip my main interests would be sightseeing, natural scenery, bathing and some hiking???

I have thought about the following itineraries:

Staying in Locarno:
Day 1 - Locarno
Day 2 - Ascona, Bellinzona
Day 3 - Val Verzasca
Day 4 - Lugano

Staying in Lugano:
Day 1 - Lugano
Day 2 - Around Lugano
Day 3 - Val Verzasca
Day 4 - Locarno, Ascona, Bellinzona

Are these itineraries feasible? Am I missing some place?

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2008
Bathing in Ticino  (1 Answer)


What are the best places for bathing in Ticino?
Is it easier to find these kind of places around Lugano or around Locarno?
What about swimming in Valle Verzasca?

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 03, 2007
travel to and staying in Lugano  (1 Answer)

Hello, I am travelling to Pazzallo, Lugano in September for a business meeting. I am self-employed and the budget is tight so I plan to stay at least overnight to justify the costs by having a romantic couple of days with my wife.I am starting from Cornwall so I have to get to an airport that has flights somewhere near. Can anyone suggest a straightforward route and somewhere near to Pallazzo to stay for a night?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2006
Going to Lake Maggiore  (1 Answer)

I would love to have a 1 day trip to lake maggiore (having a boat cruise leaving from stresa). I'll be staying in Como but. Can anyone suggest the most practical way of reaching Lake Maggiore from Como? 10x

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2006
Travel plan & Hotel/Hostel in Locarno  (3 Answers)

We are a family of three adults (husband, wife and daughter) coming to Switzerland And Italy for a holiday. Our tour plan is:

22nd June : Arrive Zurich from India in evening – Stay in Zurich
23rd June : Visit Rhinefalls in the morning, arrive Lucern in the evening- Night in Lucern
24th June : Visit Mt. Titlis – Night in Lucern
25th June : Arrive Interlaken – Night in Interlaken
26th June : Visit Jungfrau – Night in Interlaken
27th June : Visit Locarno/Lugano-
28th June : Leave Locarno- Arrive Venice- We have to use the public transport system (Rail, Bus, etc.) for the above programme.
Is this program ok? Specially Locarno/Logano. Is there a rail to Venice from Logano/Locarno?
Is there a reasonable hostel in Locarno?
We shall be grateful if you could suggest the most economical and hasslefree travel option for the same. We are confused whether it should be Eurail pass or Swiss and Italy Rail system or some other package and what kind of pass, etc.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2005
Italian Schools  (2 Answers)

Hello, I'm looking to find either an Italian language school or tutor. I'll be au pairing in Locarno for 6 months or more and find it crucial I get involved with learning as soon as possible. I return to Switzerland for August first. Can anyone advise me on how I can go about finding A. A school or B. A tutor.
Thanks so much!!
(Ps. Don't mind my alias!! It's silly, however prevents interactions with an exboyfriend I don't care for).

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2004
Locarno OR Lugano??  (7 Answers)

I found youth hostels in both cities....which would be better? Any tips? I have had no time to research at all...leaving tomorrow. Would like to make reservations at one of the hostels before I go....just not sure which city has more to offer!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 16, 2004
Lugano 1930s

Hi there! I'm doing some research from a photo album featuring some pictures from Lugano Paradiso in the 1930s. Does anyone have information about the place at that time, particularly on the Hotel du Lac at Lugano Paradiso? Thanks for your help!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2004
April in Ticino  (2 Answers)

I will be in Ticino in early April 2004, staying in a villa near Locarno. I am interested in any information on: must-see places local restaurants nightlife gardens to tour easy to moderate hikes best views for photography hot-air ballooning meeting locals Thanks in advance for your help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2004
ski Ticino March/April?  (3 Answers)

Can I ski in Ticino at the end of March/ beginning of April? Is there a place to ski close to Lugano? I think I saw a ski lift on the big snow covered mountain behind Lugano opposite the lake, is that Monte Generoso? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2003
Sights in Ticino  (6 Answers)

Can somebody help me, i want to go this weekend to Ticino and dont know what worth to be seen. Some cities or lakes - accessible by train if possible. THANKS!!

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