Switzerland is known for its famous tourist sites and Sion is one of the most beautiful cities in this mountainous country. Often called the most sun-blessed city of Switzerland, Sion is located at the centre of one of the most famous wine-producing areas in Switzerland. Sion is the capital of the Canton of Valais and makes the city a good tourist hub due to its rich cultural heritage. Sion's weather is ideal for touring in the summers as well as the winters. Tourists can also explore the best holiday resorts in the valleys of Valais from Sion.
The medieval city which lies along the Rhône river emerged as a Roman and Celtic settlement which was known as Sedunum. Sion is located a short distance from the best ski resorts in the town, namely the Crans Montana Resort and the Verbier Resort. Sion can be covered in a couple of days and has so much in store. Different kinds of churches, castles as well as the beauty of pious nature adorn the city. Sion Tourism includes impeccable bus services that connect different parts of the city and make it facilitate the journey for an outsider.
Sion Old Town lies between the hills of Tourbillon and Valère. This old town was made back in the middle ages and it houses many beautiful sights and attractions that surround the main city. The most famous buildings of the city are located in the old town, like the Witches' Tower and the famous cathedral, Notre-Dame-du-Glacier. Now, let us dive further into the beauty of the Swiss city and explore its beautiful aspects.
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Basilique de Valère
Basilique de Valère is one of the most significant and famous landmarks in Sion. This historical church is also known as the Valère Castle and is located opposite another landmark, the Chateau de Tourbillon. Basilique de Valère is an important heritage site of Switzerland and people from all over the world come to pay their respects in this church. The first part of the church, which is Notre-Dame de Valère, was built back in 1130. Later, Gothic architecture was added to the church's architecture. The church was last renovated in 1954. This church is the right place for all history-lovers and if you visit Sion, Switzerland, you should definitely visit this landmark.
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Château de Tourbillon
The Tourbillon Castle was built between the 11th-12th centuries. The Castle is located at the top of a hill which lies opposite to the Basilique de Valère. However, the castle was ruined due to a fire in 1788. After that, in the nineteenth century, the castle was declared a national heritage site. The castle is surrounded by nature, which amplifies the beauty of the place. So, if you are someone who likes to visit historical monuments, then this place might prove to be your favourite!
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Lugano, where the majority of the people speak Italian, is a famous holiday region of Ticino. Lugano is a major business and banking centre and provides its inhabitants as well as tourists with fun opportunities like hiking, swimming, boating as well as mountain biking. These factors make Lugano a family-friendly place and children as well as adults prefer to visit this city after taking a tour of Sion.
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St. Moritz is a great resort town in the Engadin Valley of Switzerland. Great hotels and accommodations at affordable rates, luxurious spas and fancy restaurants, St. Moritz is full of everything that a tourist would like. The town is also known as the “Top of the World” because of its high geographical altitude in the Swiss Alps. So if you are aiming to visit the beautiful town of Sion, make sure that you do not miss out on the beauty and splendor of St. Moritz too!
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Situated 128 km away from the economic hub Milan, Zermatt is a small town in Switzerland known for featuring the best place for the travellers to ski. Adventure lovers can pack their bags and leave for this town to witness the fun activities and mountaineering. It is also possible to ski from Italy to Zermatt without any hassle