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Fattoria di Vibio
Montecastello, Italy

Stylish decor,
beautiful gardens,
fantastic food

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Santa Maria
Rome, Italy

Great location, friendly staff, perfect city escape

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Palazzo Belmonte
Salerno, Italy

stunning ocean views,
peaceful setting

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Cornwall, UK

Elegant decor,
great sea views,
charming seaside town

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Hotel Palazzo Ravizza
Siena, Italy

Calm atmosphere,
quirky furnishings,
beautiful setting

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La Bastide Rose
Le Thor, France

Stunning gardens,
comfortable suites,
diverse menu

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Covering captivating small hotels, pensioni, auberges, inns and guest houses

Our places to stay in Ticino come as something of a surprise, like the canton itself. On the warm, southern side of the Alps, this is Switzerland’s Italian-speaking region, with all the blessings of both Italy and Switzerland: mountains lakes, sunshine and flowers.

  Here our reporters have found places to stay that reflect this Mediterranean feel, with simple furnishings, many a sun terrace and bacony, but still the Swiss passion for quality, cleanliness and efficiency. Several overlook the spectacular lakes of Lugano and Maggiore.

  As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Ticino offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: guesthouses, restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.

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Albergo Gardenia

6987 Caslano-Lugano TI, +41 (091) 6061716
Secluded, 160-year-old summer villa

Albergo Ronco

6622 Ronco s/Ascona TI, +41 (091) 7915265
Simplicity, style, great food & views over Lake Maggiore

Boutique Hotel La Rocca

6613 Porto Ronco Ascona TI, +41 (091) 7915344
Great lakeside location

Hotel Mirafiori

Via Al Parco 6644, 6644 Locarno-Orselina TI, +41 (091) 7431877
Warm welcome, high above Lake Maggiore

Ristorante Motto del Gallo

6807 Taverne-Lugano TI, +41 (091) 945 2871
Restaurant with rooms, inventive menu

Villa Magliasina

6983 Magliaso-Lugano TI, +41 (091) 6112929
Golfer's heaven, 15 courses nearby

Villa Principe Leopoldo

Via Montalbano 5, 6900 Lugano TI, +41 (091) 9858855
Understated luxury with wonderful views of Lake Lugano
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Relais Marignolle

Via di San Quirichino 16, 50124, Florence, +39 (0)55 2286910
In the hills just outside Florence