June 19, 2012

Gandria, Switzerland- an Italian style town

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:43 pm by newsurroundings

Here’s a really nice excursion from Lugano that doesn’t take very long, requires minimal effort, and really delivers the scenery.  The village of Gandria clings to the edge of Lake Lugano near the Swiss-Italian border.  Gandria is only a few kilometers from Lugano and you can take a boat from the center of Lugano or walk the path from Castagnola, a little village just east of Lugano.  As you wander around the small village along the narrow walkways, you will feel like you are in Italy.It’s worth taking the boat at least one way because you’ll get a view of Gandria that you can’t get otherwise.

Gandria, Switzerland

The olive-themed walk from Gandria to Castagnola (Sentiero di Gandria) is a well-marked, wide, stone path with hotels and water-front cafes along the way and a roped-off area for swimming and sun-bathing.

An inviting place to take a break and cool off.

Learning all about olive trees on the Sentiero di Gandria.

It took us about 45 minutes to walk from Gandria to Castagnola.  It is a beautiful walkway and the view of Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains is amazing.

 

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