Benvenuto in Ticino e a presto! You will fall in love with the romantic and picturesque Tessin: with its Mediterranean-type charm and climate. For seminars, meetings and conferences Lugano on "Lake Ceresio", Locarno and Ascona on Lago Maggiore offer international conference and hotel infrastructure with fascinating supporting programmes and a lot of character for incentives. In this vine-growing Canton, the Merlot grape is the most well-known, and the vineyards invite you to bacchantic wine-tasting events. The authentic valleys "Valli" with their typical grotto restaurants can be reached easily and offer a large variety of outdoor activities. Bellinzona, the capital of the Canton, with its imposing castles, takes you right back to the middle ages. The southern Leventine valley and the Gotthard Pass (2,108 m.a.s.l.) are considered the shortest and most interesting routes from Northern Europe to Italy, to the Mediterranean, and are seeped in world history - you can even take a trip by Gotthard Post Coach, like in great-grandfather's times. The area can be reached direct from Lugano's international airport, or from Milano-Malpensa Airport with a transfer time of 60 minutes to Lugano. From Zurich Airport, the journey by motorway to Lugano/ Locarno-Ascona takes less than 3 hours. There are also regular air services between Zurich, Basle, Geneva and Lugano.


Canton Tessin can easily be combined with the Grisons, Central Switzerland, the Valais and Italy.


  • Car rally with tasks to undertake en route, shopping in the market, cooking risotto, or a wine, grappa, tobacco or cheese seminar. 
  • A meeting on an island, in a vineyard or a Swiss Army Alpine fortification, barbecue and pirate party on a private yacht. 
  • Team-building and adventurous fun on an atmospheric Tessin evening in a grotto, castle or „al lago" 
  • Discover for yourself the culinary and cultural highlights of Southern Switzerland, and experience its cuisine. 
  • James Bond 007 Bungy-jumping, tobacco and grappa seminars, photo treasure hunt with a canoe or pedalo race. 
  • Historical Leventina Tour, lively outdoor fun and guided excursions to the numerous wonderful mountains of the Tessin. 
  • Events, excursions and programmes in nearby places in Italy (Como, Milan, Turin, Genoa, etc.)

The Executive Events team has a lot more ideals and activities ready for you.