Many people reach out to me looking for advice on visiting Switzerland, in-particular the Swiss Alps. I have created an easy itinerary of what I would recommend on your first visit to Switzerland. If you have more time, of course, I would recommend visiting so much more of Switzerland. But if it is just the … Read more Quick 3-day Itinerary for Switzerland (Swiss Alps)
1. Monte Generoso Mount Generoso offers breathtaking views of both Switzerland and Italy. There are many different hikes leading to the top, most of which you can find here. We have taken the shorter (4 hour) hike from the Bella Vista parking lot. You can take the train from Riva San Vitale, hike from Mendriso, … Read more 5 must-do hikes in Ticino, Switzerland
We have a view of Monte Generoso from our bedroom window and have wanted to hike it for years. Finally, this last weekend we made the climb. Mount Generoso offers breathtaking views of both Switzerland and Italy. We did a bit of research before climbing the mountain. There are a few options to get … Read more Climbing Monte Generoso in Switzerland
Morcote has been voted one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland and it’s easy to see why. Morcote is perched on the side of the mountain overlooking Lake Lugano. Restaurants are scattered along the main-street with lake view seating. From the town center you can hike up to Church of Santa Maria del Sasso over looking Lake Lugano. Definitely a must for your list of places to visit in Ticino.
Like a well kept secret, the gorgeous area of Umbria lies between the more famous areas of Italy, Tuscany (Florence) and Lazio (Rome). With it’s rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards and Italian terrain Umbria boasts a beckoning, pastoral beauty that should not be missed. Our family took delight in a recent weekend retreat there. After months of being cooped up inside, due to Covid, we were so ready for our holiday. During our stay we noticed that Italy had implemented excellent health protocols but we were able to, especially, relax in Umbria as there was hardly anyone around.
A beautiful scenic drive through glorious mountains and quaint chocolate box villages led us to the wonderful Hotel Ermitage. Based in Schönried, Gstaad, in Southwestern Switzerland, the hotel is a first class experience amongst the beauty of the Alps and fresh mountain air.
Lago Ritom is situated in Ticino in the Piora valley. It is used by the SBB (Swiss Railway) to generate hydro-electric power for the Swiss Railways. The lake is accessible by the Ritom Funicular during the Spring and Summer months.