Route: St. Moritz / Pontresina – Tirano, Italy Duration: 2 hours (1 direction) We finally got to experience the Bernina Express train and I must say it was AMAZING. Crossing over the Swiss Alps on this little red train (UNESCO World Heritage railway) is a wonderful way to soak in the sights of beautiful Switzerland. … Read more Riding the Bernina Express Train in Switzerland
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)
Have you ever been somewhere where you feel like you could be in a fairy-tale? Well, Switzerland can definitely do this to you. Imagine a valley, where every direction you look there are waterfalls cascading off the sides of mountains, cows grazing, and Swiss Cottages dotting the rolling hills. Really, it is straight out of … Read more Wengen, 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
Hello! Buongiorno! Guten Tag! We are a California Family who packed 8 suitcases and bought 1 way tickets to Europe in 2007. We have been living abroad ever since. Our home base is in Switzerland but we love traveling the world.Read more About Us
A few years back I was bitten by a travel bug and this is how it came about. Our first trip out of the country was to Europe in 2007. We traveled to Italy with my parents and Fell.in.love. with Italy. Then 6 months later we found ourselves living in Europe. I … Read more Move to Switzerland
5 things I wished we knew before moving to a foreign country… It is hard to believe we have been living abroad for 11 years. Our kids are bilingual, one trilingual, and our life as an American family has been forever changed. Sometimes it is hard to explain what to expect living life abroad. When reflecting … Read more What I wish we knew
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.