Delicious cuisine

If you love to travel and discover great food and wine, Bellinzona and Valleys region should be right up your street. Organise your stay to include gourmet eateries as well as the traditional rustic grotto restaurants.

Discover how the genius of famous chefs combines with traditional recipes, or grab a front row seat to see how some of the region’s finest cheeses are made. Lose yourself among the area’s wine cellars and vineyards. Taste fine wines and traditional products. And when you really get bitten by the bug of the local cuisine, why not treat yourself to the perfect souvenir and try a cookery class?

Discover a region ripe for the tasting: it’s an exquisitely flavoured journey.

Wines and wine cellars

If, like Goethe, you think that life is too short to drink bad wine, then why not seek out the region of Bellinzona and its excellent wines? The many great quality labels all begin with the grapes.

Vini Bettoni, Giornico

Cheese factories

If, like writer George RR Martin, you are happiest when holding a sharp knife in front of a good cheese, a visit to one of the ‘demonstration’ dairies is a must.

Marchio Ticino regio.garantie

Marchio Ticino regio.garantie

Typical products

Enjoy a tasty trip through the flavours at the heart of the traditional produce from Ticino. Indulge yourself in a food culture rich in taste and tradition.

Don’t miss the region’s cheese, available to taste both where its made, in one of the ‘demonstration dairies’, and in all of the local grottoes and restaurants. If a little aperitif of cheese has your taste buds twitching for more, then make sure you sample the area’s other specialities: polenta, cold meats and Merlot are the essence of the region’s cuisine.

Where to buy

Discover the shops in the area where you can buy our local products, take home the delights of the place not to forget your stay in the region.

Activities for food lovers

Bike Port, Bellinzona railway station

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