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Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo in Lugano, Switzerland

A classy weekend at Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo in Lugano

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High above Lake Lugano, there is a historic palace that was once the private home of a prince. Villa Principe Leopoldo is a 5-star luxury hotel...
Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa

A perfect winter weekend at the classy spa hotels of Lugano

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Every winter, Switzerland reminds me that not all shades of grey are exciting. I always go to Ticino when I need a break from my daily routine...
Sentiero del Castagno - Ticino Chestnut Hike

Sentiero del Castagno is the iconic chestnut path of Ticino

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The air is crisp and the November fog has settled over Switzerland's cities. In the south, the Sentiero del Castagno trail is awaiting chestnut lovers...

We went to the Città del Gusto Gourmet Festival in Lugano

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In Italian, they call Lugano in Switzerland's south a "città del gusto." Quite literally, this means city of taste - and there is good reason why Lugano...
Büsingen Phone Booths

What it's like inside Switzerland’s German and Italian enclaves

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Switzerland is a land-locked country. And despite the small size of the country, two foreign territories are actually locked inside: A German and Italian...

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