The sun-drenched Ticino is known far beyond its borders as Switzerland's sunny parlor. Picturesque mountains, flowering alpine meadows, and crystal-clear green streams characterize the Swiss canton with its original villages and valleys. The jet-set life takes place in Lugano. To fully enjoy the hotels in Ticino, it is worth visiting its beautiful bathing lakes. Romantic lakeside promenades among palm trees and rowing boats can be found on Lake Maggiore in Ascona and Locarno.