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Reasons to Love Switzerland - Postcards

9 Reasons to (Absolutely) Love Switzerland

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Dear Switzerland, I think I love you. I came all the way from Italy to find myself in love with you...
Rivista Lugano - Vintage Ticino Magazine

1930's Vintage Magazine from Ticino

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Being a fanatic of vintage design, typography and printed goods, I got hooked the minute I spotted this vintage magazine at a supermarket stand...
Buskers Lugano 2013

Impressions from the Buskers Street Music Festival in Lugano

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Once a year, Lugano is home to one of the most wonderful street artist festivals I’ve ever seen. Lugano Buskers has just finished its fifth edition and I can say without a doubt: It keeps getting better...
Swiss Tanning Salons

What I didn't Know about Swiss Tanning Salons

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The first big shock arrived when I tried going to a tanning salon. Your usual Italian tanning salon has many cubicles...
Locarno Film Festival

Glamour, Films and la Dolce Vita in Locarno

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According to the Locarno Film Festival’s artistic director, this year’s festival is dedicated to “discoveries, young film makers and first features“...
Hiking to Cimetta, Ticino

Railing Away to Cimetta in Ticino

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In just under 3 hours from Zürich HB by train, passing by the UNESCO world heritage site of Bellinzona, we reached Cardada Cimetta in Ticino...
Bellinzona - World Heritage Site

Why You Should Visit Bellinzona in Ticino

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This weekend, we stayed in a mate’s rustico 40 minutes up the road from Bellinzona in the Blenio valley. While not the most famous town in the Italian speaking Canton of Ticino, it has fast become my favorite...
Locarno in springtime

Blooming Spring Impressions from Ticino

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Clear blue skies are above, willow trees are swinging in the breeze, and dozens of stork couples have started building nests. Spring is definitely here in Switzerland...
The town of Carona in Ticino

We found amazing views (and food) on Mt. San Salvatore

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On a recent weekend, we ended up basking in the sun on amazing Mt. San Salvatore above the city of Lugano. A hike took us to the charming town of...