Ciao, Lugano!

One of the best things about Switzerland is the diversity in their cultures and languages…take for instance the city of Lugano, located in southern part of Switzerland…which is the Italian part of this tiny country.
Just a couple hours by train from Zurich and you are transported into an Italian Riviera…Swiss style of course ;)

There is something about the Italian part of Switzerland that just feels…well, so Italian. The energy changes, the language is pure Italian, the hand gestures are loud and the weather…well, like the people, it’s just a tad bit warmer.  I spent the day here with my brother who is visiting from Miami and we were soooo happy to be able to escape the less than stellar weather in Zurich for the sunny, palm tree lined city of Lugano.
And once we were there…we basked in the sun, rented a pedal boat, ate the most delicious gelato, watched people play chess on an oversized board and ended the day by walking up to the famous Lugano Cathedral.

So if you ever find yourself in Switzerland, I highly recommend visiting the Italian part and taking in the lifestyle and beauty of this part of the country. For me, Lugano is one of the prettiest cities in Switzerland and it’s definitely a city that will make you say “Bellisimo!”

Ciao, ciao for now!!




    • July 23, 2012 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks, Angela!!
      It really is amazing there :)
      Beautiful little city!!

  1. July 22, 2012 / 11:30 pm

    So good to see you having a great time with your brother. This place looks AMAZING! xo

    • July 23, 2012 / 6:24 pm

      This is YOUR type of place for sure ;)
      Come here and I’ll take you there!!

  2. July 23, 2012 / 10:21 am

    Hi Martha. This looks like a really beautiful place in deed! Nice that you had a visit with your brother. Sounds like you had a very fun time.


    • July 23, 2012 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks so much, LouLou!!
      We really did have a great time ;)

    • July 23, 2012 / 6:24 pm

      So happy you like my blog!!
      For sure, let’s stay in touch :)

  3. July 23, 2012 / 12:35 pm

    Wow – these photos are incredible!! I want to visit there so badly. It’s so gorgeous.

    • July 23, 2012 / 6:25 pm

      We’re here every summer….so definitely plan a trip ;)

    • July 23, 2012 / 6:25 pm

      Lol!! I know….finally some sun!!

  4. July 23, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    Hi Martha,
    Just received your tweet so of course we had to check out your blog post. Great to read you liked Lugano. Of course that what we think too and also all our international clients. When traveling the world we always come to the conclusion that the tiny southern part of Switzerland is actually quite pretty and amazing. Cheers to the Swiss Mediterranean Lifestyle! Visit Ticino sometime again. Take care

    • July 24, 2012 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks for this lovely comment!! I agree that the Italian part of Switzerland is definitely unique and possibly the most beautiful in the country ;)

    • July 31, 2012 / 1:25 pm

      No doubt about that :) Please feel free to become friends with us on our FB page: where we try to post only beautiful things of Ticino. Of course its a bit real estate heavy, but this is in our nature right. Who doesn’t love beautiful homes?! Always safe travels!

  5. July 24, 2012 / 1:12 am

    WOW what a beautiful place!! The water, the buildings, the architecture…and you and your honey are a beautiful couple!

    • July 24, 2012 / 9:25 pm

      Lol! It’s my brother ;) but yes….we having a great time playing tourists ;)

  6. July 24, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    Wonderful pictures, this is such a beautiful place, especially from your point of view!!!!:)
    Happy Tuesday!

    • July 24, 2012 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Jelena!!
      Happy Tuesday to you too!!

  7. July 24, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    pero que bonito lugar que envidia me encantaria conocerlo XD..¡saludos!

    • July 24, 2012 / 9:26 pm

      Gracias, Maya…si es un lugar super lindo ;)

    • July 25, 2012 / 9:55 pm

      Lol!! It’s my brother….but he is cute ;)

  8. July 25, 2012 / 3:57 am

    You’re so lucky you get to visit such beautiful places! Love the pics!

    • July 25, 2012 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks, Lisa!!
      I would definitely recommend you plan a trip to Switzerland…it really is beautiful.

    • July 25, 2012 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you!! :)
      So happy you liked it!!

    • July 28, 2012 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you, Diana!!
      I’m experimenting with adding video sometimes…so I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it!