Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lake Lugano - Switzerland


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 RomeFlorence and Venice. Thereafter, we headed to this Victorian style International Hotel Au Lac for lunch.

The pre-booked lunch opened-up with a basket of bread, quickly grabbed until more was called for. Next was the thick semolina soup and the main course between the roasted lamb or roasted chicken, paired with roasted potatoes and fennel. Both fared quite right and pretty much rated as okay, though I'm not a great fan of such a meal. In fact I didn’t finished up my portion. Nonetheless I was quite happy with the vanilla-chocolate ice-cream and two cups of coffee. 





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.  
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18 comments:

  1. Switzerland is one country that I would really want to go. The pictures are so beautiful..

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  2. This is one beautiful lake,
    did you pay a visit to Swiss Miniature?

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  3. Thomas - no we did not because we were doing this place for just less then a day, like just touching the border.

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    1. i was just about to ask about the swiss miniature.. because if you went there, it's like you have visited the whole swiss..

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  4. Great photos... never been there!

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  5. This is one of my dream vacations...thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos!

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  6. wow.. the place looks great!!! I wish i'm there now :)

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  7. Beautiful photos, Nava! Hope to get the chance to visit that someday!

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  8. That's a great photo--Switzerland has the prettiest lakes.

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  9. hi nava, i was very kesen on Switzerland since school day after i read the book "HEIDI" and her granny's home made cheese.. love cheese and Switzerland since then... but never been there yet.. you sure had a great time. have a nice day

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  10. wow...what a beautiful view.....nice captures dear :-)

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  11. Lucky gal, got to travel to Europe! I miss Europe & these shots are so lovely.

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  12. the pic was so nice <3 i wish i can go there one day~

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  13. Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments and yes, it was indeed a wonderful experience seeing this lake.

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  14. Beautifuuulll....not just the scenery but great pictures taken of them. TQ for sharing. Loved them. You must have enjoyed yourself tremendously. Lucky lucky. :o)

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  15. Wow youve been to Switzerland, my family lives there

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  16. Nice shoot...

    I wish i'll be there one day... how far from Rome to Lake Lugano. I'm stay Rome but i never heard the Lake.. but after all, its really awesome ^_^

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