Plan your travel

Useful information for your holiday

Plan your holiday

To make the most from your holiday, you’ll need to plan ahead a bit. Organise your stay in the region of Bellinzona and Valleys just as you like: we’ll take care of all the rest.

Choose whether to come in your car or on the train. Once you’re here, you’ll be able to rely on the highly efficient public transport network, it won’t let you down! For those arriving from far away, the region is easily accessible from the airport of Zurich or Milan Malpensa.

In the mood to stay in a hotel, or perhaps try some camping? No problem, whatever your taste, you’ll find the perfect place to snuggle down. Finally, have you checked what’s on during your stay?

A bit of planning is a must. Discover a region where everything runs smoothly.


Can’t wait to see where you’ll be staying? Prepare to be amazed! A dazzling array of real quality accommodation awaits, to suit all tastes: yours included.

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Ticino Ticket

With Ticino Ticket you will be free to travel and visit every corner of the southernmost Canton of Switzerland. You will save time and appreciate even more every minute of your holiday.

Spa in Hotel Internazionale

Travel information

Whether from the sky, by rail or road, the region of Bellinzona and Valleys is super-well connected. Just choose your favourite option.


Guest Card

The Guest Card is our gift for your stay and thanks to it you can take advantage of many discounts and reductions throughout the course of 2021 on activities of all kinds.


Good to know

Some useful information for planning your visit in Ticino are shown here below. 

  • Currency The Swiss franc is the monetary unit, usually indicated as CHF. Often is possible to pay in Euro, but normally the change will be returned in Swiss franc.
  • Exchange You can change money at any Swiss bank, airports, main hotels and train stations (Western Union) and at the Swiss Post. The current exchange rates can be found on:
  • Language Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Rhaeto-Rumantsch. In Ticino the official language is Italian but it’s easy to find assistance in other foreign languages.
  • VAT In Switzerland the VAT applied on the purchase of goods and services is of 7.7%. You may ask at the shops for your Global Refund Cheque and reclaim the VAT. For more information regarding terms and conditions refer to Swiss Federal Tax Administration.
  • Phone area code The international area code for Switzerland is +41.
  • Opening times Shops are usually open Mondays to Fridays from 8/8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.. Some shops extend their opening hours on Thursdays to 9 p.m. On Saturdays shops open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed Sundays and on public holidays.
  • Emergency Numbers 117 Police 118 Fire service 144 Ambulance 1414 Swiss Air-Rescue Rega 140 Breakdown Assistance 
  • Voltage The Swiss voltage is 230 Volt and the frequency 50 Hertz (for the domestic electrical appliance up to 2200 Watt). Kitchens, washing machines and etc use 400 or 3x400 Volt. The wall socket is of J type.


If you require any further help, you will find tourist information offices throughout the canton, but you will also discover that people you meet out will be happy to give advices and assistance.


Come and visit us at our InfoPoints in the area, we will be able to welcome you and inform you about everything you can do during your stay in the region of Bellinzona and Valleys.


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