Castelgrande (Grand Castle) Bellinzona is only a 30 minute drive away, but somehow we never went. I was under the impression it would make for a nice indoor activity, it being a castle and all: roaming the rooms and halls, seeing what castle live used to be like. Boy was I wrong! It was the total opposite: outdoor and no rooms and halls to visit, but it made for a truly wonderful afternoon nevertheless! Continue reading “UNESCO World Heritage site: Castelgrande Bellinzona, Ticino (CH)”
Planning on going to Ticino or are you living in this lovely canton with your family and shocked by some of the prices? We can’t make Switzerland cheap, but we can make it cheaper! Ticino has a few discount cards for it’s residents and visitors and we are positive they can even benefit you! Continue reading “Don’t Burn Your Money! Family Fun On A Budget (TI, Switzerland)”
A beautiful walk during fall with something to do along the way? Discover the Chestnut Trail and collect all the chestnuts you can carry! Continue reading “Hunting Chestnuts Near Lugano – Arosio, Malcantone, Ticino (CH)”
Step in Heidi’s shoes and relive the story by visiting Heidi Land, the place that inspired Johanna Spyri to write her world famous novel!
Continue reading “Stepping In Heidi’s Shoes – Heidi Land, Maienfeld (CH)”
If you can’t take the heat, stay out of Lugano. And that’s exactly what we decided to do this weekend when the weather forecast again predicted 30+ degrees Celsius; we went to the San Bernardino Pass! Continue reading “Cooling Down By Going Up – San Bernardino Pass, Graubünden (CH)”
If you have small kids, still in a stroller and you love nature, but are not the person to drag your child up a mountain peak in a back carrier, perhaps consider walking up Monte Bar, part of the pre-alps, located north of Lugano. Continue reading “Hike With Kids And Stroller – Monte Bar, Capriasca, Ticino (CH)”
Though the Italian part of Switzerland is really child friendly in nature, finding a place where you can entertain the kids before and after lunch or dinner is not always easy. We pulled a few suggestions together, kindly suggested by readers of our facebook page family Discovers – ticino edition Continue reading “Child Friendly Restaurants – Ticino (CH)”