|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$62.37|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$24.50|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$142.00|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$37.87|
|Loaf of white bread||$2.45|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.67|
|Local draught beer||$6.96|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.73|
Sion, the capital of the Swiss district of Valais, enjoys the reputation of being Switzerland’s most sun-blessed town. It can be recognized from afar because of the high towers of the Castle of Valeria and Castle of Tourbillon. Tradition and modernity blend seamlessly in this town so that on one hand, it has a history that dates back to 7,000 years while on the other, is Valais’ economic center and a crucial traffic junction at present. It also has its own international airport which means booking cheap flights to Sion won’t be a problem for you.
Wine lovers would be happy to know that Sion is situated right in the center of one of the most significant wine-growing areas in Switzerland. The white wine of the region, known as Fendant, is particularly popular. The place has its share of historical monuments too, majority of which can be found in the Old Town. You can find one of the oldest playable organs of the world in the Castle Church of Valeria.
Museums also abound in this pretty old city of Switzerland. To begin with, there is the Natural History Museum which consists of different departments related to geology, botany, mineralogy and zoology. Next, you have the Museum of Antiquities, comprising Gallo-Romanic exhibitions and prehistoric finds.
If you love festivities, you should book cheap flights to Sion between June and September because this is the time it hosts the International Antique Organ Festival, a three month long annual event that includes a range of performances such as organ, choral and orchestral concerts. The festival is primarily focused on antique organ music and is a meeting point of world-class masters. Another festival is also held around the same time, known as Tibor Varga Festival which comprises 15 concerts covering orchestral, chamber and choral music. The venues include local churches, Sion Cathedral, state buildings and halls.
Thanks to the biggest bus station of Switzerland that offers countless connections, exploring the mesmerizing side valleys of the Valais from Sion is not an issue at all. Therefore, browse through the different hotels in Sion and make your booking now to plan a memorable trip.