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A Jack knife of all trades

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OPEN KNIFE

The pocket knife has always been very versatile. Although originally only intended to replace the dagger, people quickly noticed that it could be used to cut wood, castrate boars, pluck chickens and sew sacks of potatoes. In Italy it was hung over the marital bed as the “coltello d’amore”, so the groom was under no illusions what to expect if he didn’t take monogamy as seriously as expected. Read More

Zincarlin: The almost forgotten cheese

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OPEN CHEESE

The area was even once voted the Swiss countryside of the year. Which brought with it a bit of notoriety – but only for a short period of time. As always, when it comes to the Valle di Muggio, some might say. Yet, the valley is the undisputed insider tip among Ticino’s mountain valleys, hidden away in Ticino’s southernmost corner, largely intact, very beautiful indeed. And with a very flavour-intensive cheese that is as authentic as the valley itself. Read More

Goodbye Ueli

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OPEN HEROES

On the death of the great Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck. Read More

Flying under water

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OPEN AIR

Though stunning above the surface, this river only reveals its true beauty underwater: Number one on the Diviac list of 10 unbelievable freshwater dives – the Verzasca River. Read More

Estival Jazz kicks off summer in southern Switzerland

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OPEN SWITZERLAND

For almost 40 years now, “Estival”, the Ticino jazz festival, has been considered as one of the world’s most high-profile festivals of its kind and the most important free music event in Europe. Read More

Seeing Switzerland through the eyes of a Swiss photographer

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SWISS OPEN

The Swiss cross comes to mind, the Swiss army knife, the Alps, cheese of course, or perhaps fine chocolate: but what is typically Swiss? What characterises the country and its people, and connects the various regions despite their different languages? Read More

Lugano: The curtain rises at LAC!

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OPEN ART

Finally: the new arts and cultural center LAC opens today, on 12th of September, its doors in Lugano. Read More

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