Add dates

Things to do in Tirano

Our most recommended things to do in Tirano

From Milan: Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Train Day Trip

1. From Milan: Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Train Day Trip

Board a luxury coach and head to the historic town of Lecco before making your way to the shores of Lake Como. Board a private boat and cruise across the calm water just after sunrise. During the cruise, enjoy the view of picturesque villages like Bellagio and Varenna and of some famous villas. Continue to St. Moritz by coach and get stunning views of the valleys and breathtaking landscapes like Chiavenna and Bregaglia. Pass through the Alpine valleys of Graubünden and the dramatic Maloja Pass through the Swiss Alps. Arrive in St Moritz and get some free time to explore and enjoy lunch or a snack at your own pace. Browse the upscale fashion stores, go for a promenade along the lake or sip a hot chocolate in one of the village cafés. Then, board the Bernina Red Train and take a breathtaking ride along one of the most beautiful rail routes in the world. Arrive at the village of Tirano to cross the Valtellina on the way back to Milan.

From Milan: Bernina Train and St. Moritz Day Trip

2. From Milan: Bernina Train and St. Moritz Day Trip

Head out on an amazing day trip from Milano through the spectacular landscapes of the Swiss Alps onboard the panoramic Bernina Red Train. Travel on the highest railways across the Alps, climbing to glistening glaciers up to 2256 meters above sea level. Capture amazing photos of the incredible landscapes you pass. Hop onto a bus and head to the small border town of Tirano in the Valtellina region. Enjoy a tour of the city including a visit to the Sanctuary. Next, embark on your breathtaking train ride to the luxury resort of St. Moritz. Immerse yourself in the mountain scenery as the train snakes and climbs around this unspoiled landscape. Arrive in St. Moritz and take the chance to stroll around the area. Explore some of its charming shops and visit the resort before being driven back to Milan by bus. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change to guarantee the best experience.

Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

3. Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

Travel on the classic Bernina Red Train, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of the Swiss Alps. Depart from Tirano and admire spectacular scenery as you cross the Alps from the Valtellina vineyards to the glaciers of the Bernina Pass. Enjoy panoramic views from the train's windows, which have been gazed out of for over 100 years. Sit back and relax during this fairy-tale journey as the beautiful alpine landscape flows by before your eyes. Feel free to leave the train at any station and hop on the next train when you want to continue your journey. Ride all the way from Tirano to St. Moritz and back again. You can choose an optional cablecar ride to the Diavolezza Refuge to admire the mountain scenery.

From Milan: Bernina and St. Moritz Day Tour by Scenic Train

4. From Milan: Bernina and St. Moritz Day Tour by Scenic Train

Spend a full-day traveling to St. Moritz on this exciting rail journey. The Bernina red train is one of Switzerland's most scenic railways, climbing more than 1,800 meters, making it the steepest railway journey in the world. Round-trip transfer from Milan is included in the tour. Your rail journey begins in Tirano, Italy, and takes you all the way to the world-renowned Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz. Tirano is a picturesque Mediterranean town in a mountain setting dotted with palms and oleanders. On the journey, marvel at the scenery of the Alps. UNESCO named the Bernina route a world heritage site. See monumental glaciers, cross steep gorges, and pass through tunnels under some of the area’s most massive mountains. In St. Moritz you’ll have time to explore Switzerland's most famous mountain resort before the return journey to Milan.

From Milan: St. Moritz and Bernina Express Panoramic Tour

5. From Milan: St. Moritz and Bernina Express Panoramic Tour

From up among sparkling glaciers and down to a land of palms, the Bernina Express offers a change of scene like no other. No other railway links north to south in such a wonderful manner on trains with glass-topped panoramic cars. In the morning, depart by bus from Milan Piazza della Repubblica to the cosmopolitan city of St. Moritz. Upon arrival, enjoy time at your disposal for a panoramic walk along the lake area, some shopping, or sweet-tasting in one of the delicious local pastry shops. In the afternoon, head over to the train station and get seated in one of the panoramic carriages on board the Bernina Express Train bound for Tirano. Experience one of life’s finest cultural and natural-world experiences on a train that traverses no fewer than 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, easily tackling inclines of up to 70 mm/m along the way. Admire the view as the train travels into the mountains. Gaze in awe at the panoramas of the Morteratsch Glacier and the world-famous Montebello Curve. Continue past the lakes of Lago Bianco e Laj Neir up to Alp Gruem. Arrive in Tirano before boarding a bus to make the return journey to Milan with a scheduled arrival in the late evening.

Tirano: Bernina Red Train and Cablecar to Diavolezza Refuge

6. Tirano: Bernina Red Train and Cablecar to Diavolezza Refuge

Spend a day admiring unique panoramas of the Swiss Alps whilst traveling on the famous Bernina Red Train, which in 2010 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will leave from Tirano, an ancient Italian town known for its Renaissance Basilica and its 18th-century palaces, churches and gates. Tirano is also famous for the excellent red wines made from Nebbiolo grapes, and culinary specialities like pizzoccheri, bresaola and alpine cheeses.  You will board the Bernina Red Train in Tirano, climb the Swiss Valposchiavo Valley and start the descent into the Engadin Valley until you reach Diavolezza station, where you'll take the cable car up to Diavolezza Refuge (3000 meters), also called the "Ballroom of the Alps".  Here you'll to enjoy the stunning view on the Piz Bernina and have free time to enjoy a drink or lunch at the refuge. On your way back to Tirano, where the experience ends, you can make a stop in the village of Poschiavo to take a stroll along the Poschiavo Lake.

Como lake: St. Moritz & Bernina Express Experience

7. Como lake: St. Moritz & Bernina Express Experience

Depart in the morning by bus from the centre of Como, Enjoy the wonderful view of the Como Lake to the cosmopolitan town of St. Moritz. Enjoy your time for a scenic walk along the lake, some shopping or a sweet tasting in one of the local patisseries In the afternoon, head to the train station and take a seat in one of the exclusive guaranteed panoramic carriages of the Bernina Express, bound for Tirano Travel through the enchanted landscape of the big glacier of Morteratsch, Cross the mountain pass at 2,253 mt, pass through Poschiavo before reach Tirano a passing crossroads between Valtellina and Engadina Spend a free time in Tirano, visit the Sanctuary of the Holy Virgin and then get on a bus to return to Como, with arrival expected in the late evening

From Zurich: 7-Day Lakes and Alps Tour with Accommodation

8. From Zurich: 7-Day Lakes and Alps Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport – Overnight at Zurich Directly from Zurich airport, your experienced driver will arrange a comfortable transfer to your hotel with a luxurious vehicle. Enjoy a well-earned rest after your flight. Your helpful guidebook will point out some of the most amazing sights and activities that you can enjoy independently. Day 2: Zurich – Lucerne – Fluelen – Lugano – Overnight at Lugano Your driver-guide will be waiting for you at 08:00 to take to a 2-hour walking tour with a professional local guide, and you will stroll along the sights of Lucerne. Afterward, the Gotthard Panorama Express – will award you an epic 5.5-hour adventure across water and land by both boat and train -an experience you’ll never forget. The boat ride from Lucerne and Fluelen, and once in Fluelen, the luxurious train with bright panoramic windows will be waiting to take you through the Alps and the Gotthard tunnel to sparkling southern Switzerland - a region of Italian language and culture and home to Lugano – where your trip ends for today. Day 3: Lugano - Overnight at Lugano You’ll meet your driver-guide at 09:00 to discover fabulous Lugano – a little version of Italy in Switzerland. During your 2-hour walking tour, you’re certain to fall for the fantastic Italianate architecture, lakeside promenades, and other sights. Here we present two options for adventure - you might choose to visit the open-air museum, Swissminiatur, it’s a perfect view of Switzerland on a smaller scale with 120 intricate models of houses, castles, and monuments. You might select a visit to the FoxTown Factory Stores instead- a veritable temple of elegance and luxury, where shoppers can discover over 160 stores and 250 of the most prestigious international brands. Day 5: St. Moritz - Overnight at St. Moritz Enjoy your free day in St. Moritz on day 5. Located high in the Engadin area of the Swiss Alps, the fashionable St. Moritz has been a popular holiday hot spot for decades. The town has a fascinating cultural heritage involving many famous visitors and a recognizable style of Engadin architecture. Enjoy wellness treatments at Ovaverva Spa to refresh your body and soul. From the outside pools with massage jets and views of the mountains to the large bubbling hot tubs and 25-meter pools, Ovaverva has everything to enjoy the water both inside and in the fresh open air. Day 6: St. Moritz – Liechtenstein – Zurich - Overnight at Zurich Your driver-guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel to explore the natural beauty and cultural glory of two countries, all in one day – Switzerland and Liechtenstein. You’ll travel through the stunning Swiss countryside with crystal-clear alpine lakes and sweeping mountain vistas to visit the fascinating Vaduz – Liechtenstein’s capital. Day 7: Departure - Zurich Airport We are at the end of our trip, full of colorful moments. Your driver will be ready and waiting to take you back to the airport to catch your flight home.

Other Sightseeing Options in Tirano

Want to discover all there is to do in Tirano? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Tirano

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,869 reviews

Amazing trip, some of the most beautiful sights in Northern Italy/Switzerland. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to explain everything in English, Spanish and Italian. Would love to even go again in another time of year to see the different seasons

The trip was great with amazing views of Swiss alps. However the time in St. Moritz was very limited. I think an additional hour more would have been better to explore the town.

A must do trip. I had a good experience, the travel guide was good and the trip followed the schedule, not a single minute late.

Perfect day trip! It was spectacular! I recommend it to all. Also our guide Lina was great!

Frank, our tour guide, was so nice! The whole experience is a must.