Ticino for Easter

For Easter 2019 Tanya and I whittled our options for places to go — we wanted somewhere reachable by train, different but close, and preferably with a lake. In the end one destination stood out, and luckily for us we found somewhere to stay at the very last minute. We went to Lake Lugano and to a tiny town on its far shore called Brusino Arsizio.

Monte Brรจ above Lugano.
Lago di Lugano.
Tanya loves balconies and lake views.

Once there we spent a lovely few days just chilling out. I’m drawn to high viewpoints like a moth to a bright light, so we took a little cog raily up Monte Generoso one day, and on another we checked out the viewpoint at Monte Lema, from where you can see down to Lago Maggiore.

The view from Monte Generoso.
Blooming crocus.
The little town of Brusino Arsizio, where we stayed.
Lago di Lugano from Monte Lema.
At Monte Lema.
Crocus flowers on Monte Lema.

We also explored the gorgeous villages around the lake, including the particularly charming town of Gandria which is set on a steep section above the lake. The towns were filled with heavy traffic and bedecked with flowers for the spring. It was a fantastic few days in the south of Switzerland!

Flowers in Lugano.
Helidon Xhixha’s Reflections of Light in Lugano.
Monte San Salvatore.
July 30, 2019


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