Approximately an hour drive from Lake Como we arrived at Lake Lugano and then crossed the road to walk along the shore of this glacial lake, situated in the south-east of Switzerland and at the border between that country and Italy. Nestled cozily against the Venetian-style villas and mountains, this clean lake is remarkably beautiful, peaceful and relaxing as we strolled for a closer view. Apart from the various outdoor activities like water-sports, hiking, trekking and sailing in Lake Lugano’s waters, and visiting the churches, art galleries and museums, Lugano is also a shopping haven with rows and rows of designer boutiques as well as department stores.
While fellow tour buddies aimlessly continued with shopping. we were actually quite bored. Just to kill the waiting time, we walked around with no intention of buying anything because shopping was over and done at Rome, Florence and Venice. Thereafter, we headed to this Victorian style International Hotel Au Lac for lunch.
We then returned to Milan for a tour of the second largest city in Italy. But such a terrible thing as the coach broke down. By the time help came, it was already late evening and with the evening jam, there goes our city tour. So, we had dinner, returned to the hotel and looked forward to the finale of shopping the next day at Franciacorta Outlet Village Milan.