Located in the canton of Ticino less than 10 km from the Italian border, Lugano is a beautiful city of about 70,000 inhabitants, surrounded by mountains and nestled on the shores of the lake of the same name. Lugano is a busy tourist resort, with many interesting places to see and visit; first there is the historic center, with its churches and the numerous buildings in Lombard style, but also museums, parks, shopping streets and the beautiful landscapes all around. The city also offers a full calendar of events that constitute an additional attraction for tourists. Moreover, Lugano’s Casino definitely represents a reference point for entertainment throughout the Ticino area.
Located in the canton of Valais in Switzerland, about 1,500 meters high above the sea level, Verbier is a ski area of outstanding beauty, ideal for those who love mountain and winter sports.
Its official name is Lac Léman but pretty much everyone would rather call it Lake Geneva. With a surface area of 582,4 square kilometers, it’s the largest lake not only in Switzerland but in Western Europe. Here you can find so many and very interesting things to see. First, there is obviously Geneva, a city with a secular history, great culture and entertainment.
Lake Constance, also referred to as Lake Bodanico (Bodensee Lake in German), ranks as the third largest lake in Europe and it is located on the border between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It’s 64 km long and 12 km wide, in its point of greatest amplitude.
The Bernina Express is apparently a common, direct train that connects the towns of Tirano, Sankt Moritz and Chur. However, as a matter of fact, this means of transport is a lot more and it’s classifiable as a real tourist attraction. The Bernina Express crosses places of incredible beauty and architectural interest, penetrating mountains and valleys. It is no coincidence that the route from Thusis to Tirano was included in the UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites.
In Leukerbad, a small town in the canton of Valais in Switzerland, there is the largest spa in the Alps: Leukerbad Therme is open 365 days a year and it’s daily supplied with 3.9 million liters of rejuvenating and rich in minerals water.
In addition to being the capital of Switzerland, Zurich is also the capital of the European Christmas markets, famous all over the continent for the magic atmosphere it holds during this time of the year. From November 20 until Christmas Day, the city is full of decorations, lights and many colorful booths, where locals and tourists can buy souvenirs and original gifts.
Chillon Castle is located on a rock on the shore of Lake Geneva, near Montreux, Switzerland. The castle is made up of a hundred buildings: they were once all separate and then they gradually merged to form a single, massive construction.
The Engadin is a mountain valley of the Grisons Canton (Kanton Graubünden) in Switzerland, easily accessible from Northern Italy. While the Upper Engadin is renowned for its ski resorts, the lower part of the valley is often a tourist destination for its spas.