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Selling Ticino 2017

Tenero, Lake Maggiore

Tenero, Lake Maggiore and Valleys Family activities. Swissminiatur – Melide. An open-air miniature park with more than 120 models at scale 1:25 representing the most important buildings, monuments and transportation means in Switzerland. It also offers a self-service restaurant with Italian/Chinese/Indian/Halal cuisine. Opening: mid-March to end-October, daily Entrance fee: 19 CHF/adult, groups from 10 people 15 CHF/adult; 20% discount for Swiss Travel Pass holders, 36% TO, 20% TA Contact: Mr. Joël Vuigner, Info: 2768 Search Treasure hunts: paradise for kids and grown-ups. Pretend you’re a pirate and explore the island’s garden or board the cable car and reach Locarno’s house mountain for exciting moments. Cardada: end-December to end-October; regular fare cost, free treasure hunt for families Contact: Mr. Luca Jardini, Brissago Islands: end-March to mid-October, daily from 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., entrance fee 8 CHF/adult, groups from 10 people 7 CHF/adult Info: 138725 Contact: Ms. Daniela Tudoran, Adventure parks. Ticino has two suspension rope parks with exciting paths of varying skill levels in the forests – exhilarating fun for adults and children. Adventure Park Mt. Tamaro: Open April to November. Entrance fee and commission upon request Contact: Ms. Diana Cattaneo, Adventure Park Gordola: Open April to October, entrance fee from 12 CHF Contact: Mr. Paolo Giovannini, Info: 96085 Falconry – Locarno. Locarno has received the label of “Family Destination”. At the Falconry, visitors have the unique chance for a close encounter with majestic birds of prey – from eagles and vultures to owls and falcons. During the two daily shows the birds will be fl ying freely. Opening: from mid-March to beginning of November, daily except Mondays Entrance fee: 25 CHF/adult, groups (min. 15 persons) 22 CHF/adult, from 60 CHF/family Daily shows: at 11.00 a.m. and at 3.00 p.m. also on rainy days Info: Contact: Ms. Anna Nesa, Search Search 85787 Search 22

Bellinzona Market, Bellinzona and Upper Ticino Shopping. Via Nassa – Lugano. Ticino’s most renowned shopping street, Via Nassa, is characterized by a high concentration of luxury shops and boutiques such as Versace, Louis Vuitton, and the world-famous jewelry stores Bucherer and Les Ambassadeurs. Ascona and Locarno also feature high-end boutiques and jewelry stores along with artisan shops with handicrafts. Info: 1151 Search FoxTown Factory Stores – Mendrisio. The biggest factory outlet centre in southern Europe, FoxTown features 160 stores carrying 250 international brands such as Burberry, Gucci, Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors. Discounts vary between 30 - 70% the whole year round compared to retail prices and customers can get a tax refund. Opening: daily, 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Contact: Weekly local markets. Info: 87292 Search Producers from the most remote corners of Ticino cheerfully meet to sell their products at Ticino’s markets. The most popular is the Saturday market in Bellinzona. Bellinzona: historical centre, Saturdays, 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Lugano: Tuesdays & Fridays 7.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.; for antiques Sat. 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Locarno: Piazza Grande, February to December, Thursdays 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Mendrisio: Piazzale alla Valle, Wednesdays 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Info: 87815 Casinos – Lugano, Locarno, Mendrisio. With the highest density of casinos in Europe, visitors can try their luck gambling at the Casino of Lugano, Casino Kursaal in Locarno, and Casino Admiral in Mendrisio. A few minutes’ distance from Lugano, the Casino Campione, located within the enclave of Campione d’Italia and designed by the renowned architect Mario Botta, is Europe’s largest gambling establishment. Search Opening: daily, 12.00 p.m. to 3-4-5-7 a.m. depending on the day 23