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The International Expat Community in Ticino

"Life in Switzerland is better with friends"

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Our story

It all started in the middle of the pandemic when the newly arrived Brazilian entrepreneur named Thayana Kirchhoff decided to create a WhatsApp group to make friends in Lugano.

 She started to organize dinners on Thursday nights and with each dinner more and more people came to join. Quickly the group grew and other activities took place and many friendships and unforgettable moments were created.

Naturally, a community of expats was created in Ticino and today the group has become the biggest reference for all newcomers to Italian Switzerland looking for a support network to establish themselves here. It is understood that life in Switzerland is good, but it can be even better with the love and affection of new friends.

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7 reasons to join our community
  1. Gain access to discounts offered by partners.

  2. Get access to all WhatsApp groups and our Forum

  3. Register your company or autonomous service

  4. Expand your network in Switzerland and make new friends

  5. Participate in events and improve your social life

  6. Make your life in Switzerland happier

  7. No fee is charged. 100% free membership

Become an ambassador!

Would you like to help our community grow? Join our team of ambassadors.

  • Help in creating, organizing or promoting events.

  • Help other expats make new friends.

  • Grow your network

WhatsApp Groups

Many adventures are waiting for you

Expats in Ticino

This is our main group! If your idea is just to go out, have a drink and meet new people in Ticino this is the right group for you. Once you join the group, your social life will never be the same again!

Gastronomic Dinners Group

Would you like to know the best Ticinese restaurants in the company of wonderful and international people? Join the group on this gastronomic adventure!


Regular hikes for experienced adventurers. Stay on top of our hiking schedule and join us for a new incredible  adventure through the mountains of Switzerland.


An exclusive space for women who live in Ticino to chat, make friends and exchange ideas. 


Once you subscribe and are part of our group, you will receive exclusive benefits from our partners, such as discounts on products and services.

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Here you find websites, telephones and / or adresses recomended by our members

gyms, beauty salons etc

pet shops, pet hotels etc

school for children, language courses and universities

bars, restaurants, grottos, cheeses, wines, artisanal products

cleaning, baby sitter, moving, electrician, painter, gardener etc

places to visit in Ticino

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