Camping in Ticino

From the high peaks along the Ticino River to Locarno via Bellinzona and its castles. Discover the Mediterranean soul of Switzerland by camping in Ticino, where palm trees sway beside clear, blue lakes and the Alps meet Italian flair.

Camps in Ticino

Camping in Ticino - this is what our campers think

Explore Ticino: Camping Adventures & Local Highlights

Special characteristics of the region

Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland, offers a unique blend of Swiss precision and Italian charm. Campsites here are nestled in lush, subtropical gardens or perched on terraces with stunning views. The region has a mild climate that reminds of the Mediterranean and is known for its excellent cuisine and rich cultural history.

Places to visit

Venture to the Verzasca Valley to see the crystal-clear, emerald waters of the Verzasca River and the picturesque Ponte dei Salti. Explore the Monte Brè and San Salvatore for panoramic views that stretch from the snow-capped peaks to the lakes below. The Brissago Islands are a botanical paradise worth visiting by boat.


Ticino is a haven for camping fans who enjoy outdoor activities: hike along the ancient paths connecting quaint villages, cycle the scenic routes around the lakes, or try canyoning and paragliding for more thrills. The region offers a variety of activities for all ages and the mild climate makes it perfect for year-round exploration.

Events, festivals and traditions

Experience Ticino's rich cultural tapestry at events like the Lugano Estival Jazz, the Moon and Stars Festival, the Locarno Film Festival, one of the world's oldest film festivals, and the vibrant Carnival of Bellinzona with its historic parades and battles. Autumn brings the Chestnut Festival, celebrating the harvest with tastings, music, and crafts.

Best time to travel

The ideal time for camping in Ticino is in spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October), offering pleasant temperatures, fewer crowds, and the natural beauty of blooming or golden landscapes. Summer (July to August) is perfect for water-based activities and enjoying the lively local festivals.

Regional specialities

Ticino's cuisine is a delightful fusion of Swiss and Italian influences. Don’t miss trying polenta, risotto, grotto-served al fresco dishes as well as dishes with local chestnuts. The region's merlot is smooth and inviting, a perfect match for its hearty meals. Local gelato offers a sweet end to any day's adventures.

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Nomady is for everyone who loves to be out and about in nature. Whether with a campervan or motorhome, a tent, hiking, on vacation or just passing through. The overnight options at our hosts are varied: a simple meadow, a pitch next to a creek, a large garden, a rustic hut or a secluded spot in the forest. Depending on your needs and preferences you can filter for camps with specific facilities, surroundings or your preferred activities. There are also many offers which include a fireplace, are especially family-friendly or the perfect place for dogs (and they even stay for free).

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