I think I love you. I came all the way from Italy to find myself in love with you. It's not only your beautiful flag, the Alps, or the trains that run on time. There are so many more details that only occurred to me after having lived on your soil for a while.
Without further ado, here are the reasons why I love you, dear Switzerland:
Here's the iconic SBB Churchill, named after the British celebrity who once embarked on it.
Cheeky tourism postcards
No waiting time at the post office.
This is enough to make any Italian swoon. I have this picture on my phone and I show it to my Italian friends. They cry.
Assembling your own egg carton at the supermarket.
Can you say "sexy door-to-door cheese fondue delivery" three times in a row?
On-demand medium services.
Very handsome pumpkins
November weather invites for swims in Swiss lakes*
*OK, this last one is a joke. The picture was actually taken in Southern Italy. Because the weather here in Ticino has been wet and miserable lately… Some things are still better in Italy, after all!
How could u miss the chocolates?
Chocolate… well, I may sound like an heretic saying it, but I find it over-rated. Swiss are much more obsessed about their cheese, their fondue and their potatoes than they are about chocolate. At least here in Lugano :)
How about the chocolate, the cheese, the small towns in the middle of nowhere in Valais that make you feel like you are actually in Switzerland, the fact that people still Yodel, the fact that the sun shines in the winter (only if you ski), …. ?
Cheese has been thoroughly appreciated in the fondue-at-home part. :) About chocolate, meh, living in Lugano you get a lot of chocolate and chocolate shops, but it’s stuff for tourists actually. See, this is mainly a short list of stuff that us Italians would love when moving to Ticino, so it’s neither complete nor definite. It’s just a personal list of everyday items that seems extraordinary to me :) If you think about reasons to love Switzerland you can easily reach number 100 before running out of ideas!
I don’t know about that. i really like switzerland a lot but if I can find 100 reasons?? hmm… :) Well I lived in Belgium a long time, a country supposedly “known” for its chocolate. I have to say that Swiss chocolate is MUCH BETTER than Belgian chocolate ;)
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Don’t forget the skiing and numerous winter activities you can do in the best and most scenic of all the Alpine nations (if not the cheapest): https://www.swisswintersports.co.uk/
Sorry but you have to wonder where Ms. Modiganani lives in Switzerland and how long! Obviously not too long. As others mentioned you can easily have made 10-20 reasons to love Switzerland. Let’s see – yes chocolate – and yes it is amazing. And if you go to Migros you’ll see stacks and stacks of varieties never sold outside of Switzerland – in amazing flavors. How about the delicious, inexpensive lunches you can get at the top of Migros or Jelmoli? What about the crusty, freshly baked breads in the markets? What about the amazing pastries at Sprungli (even in the train station!)And “Cheeky postcards” made the list? Really? And very important – what about the close proximity of the other cantons you can experience? Some of the most beautiful mountain climbing, and hotels!