THE LAND

A unique place to discover

THE BEAUTIFUL TICINO: DISCOVER THE LAND AND PEOPLE!

Switzerland is a well-established tourist destination with many charming regions and impressive landscapes. One of the most beautiful is however certainly Ticino. In this small southern part of Switzerland, you find romantic alpine valleys with wild torrents as well as charming landscapes with a subtropical vegetation. Ancient villages and impressive chapels and churches dating back many centuries are juxtaposed with modern engineering structures and contemporary architecture.

Here, in this heavenly location, you can hear the crickets cheep and the birds sing and tweet. You can smell heavenly fragrance: from tender lavender to savoury mountain cottage cheese to the fine “Risotto ai funghi”. Experience this relieving sensation of sun, light, warmth … picture-book holidays  – in Ticino, the greenhouse of Switzerland.

Many activities, just one land.

“ Casa Berno is a great starting point to explore the land”

Ticino is a land full of opportunities to take and live. Casa Berno cares about what happens in this wonderful oasis of relax and propose a lot of offers for every season, so that you won’t miss any event or opportunity. 

If you want to look into the activities and events, choose one of the follow-up boxes or go in the section of the news of our hotel.

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FOX TOWN

Foxtown Factory Stores in Mendrisio

SWISS MINIATUR

SWISSMINIATUR in Melide

LIDO LOCARNO OR TERMALI SALINI & SPA

Lido Locarno/Termali Salini & Spa

THE CASTLES OF BELLINZONA

The castles of Bellinzona

PIOTTA-RITOM

Funicular Cardada in the Leventina Valley

VALlE MAGGIA Valle VErzasca

Verzasca Valley

ESCURSIONISTICA AUTUNNALE 

Vallemaggia – Maggia Valley

culture

culture

A magic place where you can rest and enjoy your time

Discover nature and live a moment in complete relax

A PIECE OF ITALIANITà IN SWITZERLAND: ASCONA AND IT'S SURROUNDINGS

The names and designations of certain places, towns and areas will awaken romantic desire in you. Ascona is one of them. This picturesque site used to be a small Ticino fishing village; today, Ascona is pure sophisticated lifestyle and culture.

ROMANTICISM AT THE LAGO MAGGIORE

In the last century, Ascona and its enchanting ambience were discovered by many great painters and musicians, lovers of nature and authors of their time. The revolutionary artistic community of the back-to-nature movement “Monte Verità” drew attention around the turn of the century.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS IN A SOUTHERN AMBIENCE

A piece of Italianità in Switzerland: in Ascona, you can enjoy happy holiday in a Southern Ambience subject to high Swiss comfort standards. Meet famous people in the street café and find all the great fashion brands of our days in outstandingly managed boutiques. You can also discover a rich and centuries-old history of art, culture and architecture here.  The area surprises with quite a few picturesque villages and cosy grottos in which you can enjoy your “Boccalino di Merlot” together with the locals. Water, light, landscape, rest but also pulsating life, colourful stimuli and southern sounds – all of this is plentifully present and part of the dream of a memorable Asconese holiday experience.

SHUTTLE BUS FOR THE GUESTS OF THE CASA BERNO

Do you want to discover the cozy street cafés and attractive boutiques of Ascona? No problem – our shuttle bus will take you right to the centre six times a day and also collect you from there again. After all, your car deserves some rest, too. It will be in good hands on our parking place.

LAGO MAGGIORE, THE LAKE THAT LET US DREAM

The Lago Maggiore is 65 km long and situated in a landscape of exceptional beauty. It extends from the foot of the Alps to the Po plain and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Switzerland. The Lake offers visitors clean water, magnificent parks, luscious gardens, imposing mountain chains and charming unspoilt villages and towns.

A natural spectacle in Ticino

Due to its exceptionally mild climate, the region is also often referred to as the “Garden of Europe”. Many plants and flowers that are not found anywhere else in northern Europe grow here in abundance under the warm sun. Here, the Alps meet landscapes that are typical for the Mediterranean region, creating contrasts that make this area unique in the world. The Lago Maggiore attracts water sport fanatics as well as hikers and trekking fans. The breathtaking mountains, clean water and exotic nature leave visitors with an awesome impression.