The southernmost canton of Switzerland, Ticino is a true bridge between northern and southern Europe. It is a privileged region where, over just a few kilometers, the landscape evolves from alpine glaciers to the Mediterranean temperature on the shores of Lake Lugano and Lake Locarno. Discover small villages and modern cities open to the world.
Lugano is the principal economic center of Ticino and offers the perfect blend of the Italian lifestyle and Swiss efficiency. Its superb location makes traveling to the major European cities very easy. Milan is just a 40-minute drive away, and the new Gotthard Alp transit rail connects Lugano to the rest of Switzerland in under 90 minutes.
BARNES Lugano manages all of the services necessary to support a high-end international clientele. They advise acquisitions and the legal, fiscal and financial aspects of real estate transactions in Switzerland.
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Luxury real estate market in Ticino
The market offers a diverse selection of villas, apartments, land and commercial properties. High-quality properties are sold between 10,000 and 15,000 CHF per m² and can reach 25,000 CHF for the most exceptional estates.
The market is active and in high supply of luxury properties. The "best sellers" are properties with a view of the lake or on the shores and, for some, with a pontoon on Lake Lugano or Lake Maggiore.
Ticino is one of the cantons of Switzerland where, under certain conditions, foreigners can buy secondary homes.
Life in Ticino
Ticino provides Swiss services and security with an Italian lifestyle. The image of mountains rising from the lakes' waters
Our favorite neighborhoods in Ticino
The town center of Lugano for its restaurants and shopping. Ruvigliana and Montagnola for its tranquility and spectacular views of the lake. Ascona for its beauty and hospitality.
Our favorite places in Ticino
The LAC (Lugano Arte e Cultura) for its culture. The chateau of Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The churches of Mario Botta in Mogno and the Monte Tamaro.
Ticino in a few words
Living in Lugano is like a fairytale, with much serenity and security.
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