Sion Tourism

Picturesque beauty! That is the first word going to come out of your mouth when you see this beautiful capital of the Canton of Valais. In fact, Sion is said to be the sun-blessed region of Switzerland. Hence, visiting this place in summer will be like a dream trip for a traveler. Abruptly built along the Rhone Valley, this city is recognizable from a distant. All credit goes to the location of Castle Tourbillon and the Castle of Valeria that can be pointed out from a distant. Infact, these two castles has actually become an iconic symbol for the city. Explore this small city on foot and you can come across historical stories nearly 700 years old, hidden in the nook and corner of the streets and lanes.

The best part of the city’s location is, it is right in the middle of one of the important wine-growing region of Switzerland. If you have a soft corner for wines, you must try out their exclusive collections available in the pubs and clubs.

If you are looking for an ideal destination to start your summer trip to Switzerland, come to Sion. Similarly, in winter Sion offers easy access to the nearby ski resorts.

Essential travel information and Sion tips for your visit

  • Wear comfortable shoes as you need to walk a lot to explore the city.
  • If you are travelling in winter season, carry umbrella or raincoat to cover yourself from rain and snow.
  • Know the pollution level of Sion before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Pollution Index 25 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 93.54 (High)
    • Health Care Index 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.51 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 145.8 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sion

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.36 USD
    • International Movie per seat 18.31 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 111.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 115.91 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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