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Bellinzona: 3-Castle Ticket including Villa dei Cedri

1. Bellinzona: 3-Castle Ticket including Villa dei Cedri

This Bellinzona pass is an entrance ticket to the three Castles of Bellinzona, which have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Following that, visit the Civic Museum Villa dei Cedri, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday. With a single ticket you can visit the three manors and the wall, the Museum of Castelgrande, the recently renovated Archaeological Museum of Montebello, the temporary exhibition at the Arsenal Hall of Castelgrande and the Villa dei Cedri. You are also free to decide in which order you are going to visit the attractions, with a suggested itinerary starting with a visit of Castelgrande and its temporary exhibition. From there, advance by foot to Montebello Hill to see the second castle. You then travel by bus to Sasso Corbaro Castle, which is the highest of the three. This location allows visitors to have amazing views over the city. Following the final castle, descend by bus for the last part of your tour to the Villa dei Cedri Art Museum.

Swissminiatur: Open-Air Miniature Park Entrance Ticket

2. Swissminiatur: Open-Air Miniature Park Entrance Ticket

Discover the whole of Switzerland in just 1 hour with a visit to the Swissminiatur park, a miniature version of the country which covers about 14,000 m². See over 128 models of the most famous buildings and monuments in Switzerland.  The detailed and authentic models include well-known sites such as the castles of Rapperswil, Chillon and Bellinzona, the Federal Parliament in Bern, and the Piazza Grande in Locarno. Moreover, a 3,560m long model railway with 18 trains runs through the park. It is fascinating to watch the variety of trains that run along the tracks, cross bridges and stop by at stations. Boats are in motion on the lakes, cable cars and funiculars go up and down the mountains, cars move on the highway. For garden lovers, the whole park is beautifully decorated with a selection of 1,500 different plants and over 15,000 flowers. The park is located in Melide, on the shore of Lake Lugano, in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. The park is surrounded by mountains like Monte Generoso, Monte San Salvatore, and Monte San Giorgio, which has been declared UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Riviera: Half-Day Beginner Canyoning Trip in Boggera Canyon

3. Riviera: Half-Day Beginner Canyoning Trip in Boggera Canyon

Enjoy a canyoning experience that is tailored to beginners with this tour in Riviera. Use well-maintained equipment and finish your Boggera canyoning tour with snacks, soft drinks, and beer. Have the option to get photos and videos of your experience.  Meet your canyoning guide in the parking lot of the Boggera canyon. Gear up with high-quality wetsuits, shoes, helmets and harnesses. Start a short hike through the forest up to your canyoning starting point. Stay hydrated throughout the tour with the provided water. Listen to a short briefing and try some fun practice exercises before you start descending the canyon. Begin with a thrilling 20 meter abseil through a waterfall. Next, jump off cliffs, slide through natural waterways, and abseil further down waterfalls. Head back to the parking area where your dry clothes are waiting for you. Have some snacks and drinks as a group. Get the photos and videos from your guide at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Ticino

Those who like to take a dip in the past, and love to walk, among ancient towers, walkways between the battlements of the walls, visiting perfectly maintained and explained museums, and pictorial or photographic exhibitions, with a single ticket at a great price you can see 3 real jewels of history that surely satisfy the visitor! Very satisfied!

Very nice family walk, the models are beautiful. We travel all over Switzerland in a few hours and it makes you want to visit regions.

Easy to get to by train, to explore on foot, well-kept facilities

No waiting in line. Contains also entrance to Villa dei Cedri

Very nice and lovingly prepared facility, great location