A Day Trip to Ticino, Switzerland: Lugano, Locarno, & Bellinzona
The thing I love about Switzerland is that is has very strong and obvious influences from the French, Italians and Germans, yet it has its own distinct culture and identity. Ticino is essentially the part of Switzerland near Italy, with heavily Italian influences. It’s a few hours’ train ride away from Zurich but starting early, I was able to spend a day in some different towns there.
Lugano’s a city with a tumultuous history that switches between independence, French, Italian, and of course Swiss occupancy. The city that descends from a hilltop, so you can get some great views … Continue reading
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