Lugano: Swiss Landscapes with an Italian Touch – II

A gorgeous Sunday morning along the lake.

The charming lakeside promenade. Lugano.

The charming lakeside promenade. Lugano.

It had been fun exploring Lugano on Saturday, and we looked forward to another great day in this Italian-speaking city in south Switzerland.

A Sunny Day on Monte Bre

We boarded a bus to the other end of town where the funicular to Monte Bre awaited us :).

The path to the funicular.  Towards Monte Bre, Lugano.

The path to the funicular. Towards Monte Bre, Lugano.

Junior is completely smitten by the “funicular+mountain+park” combination now.  As we ascend, the vistas provide countless photo-ops.

Atop Monte Bre, various walking paths and picnic spots offer an irresistible opportunity to explore and relax amidst nature. The play area is in one of the most picturesque locations that I have seen.

Play time atop Monte Bre, Lugano

Play time atop Monte Bre, Lugano

Tranquillity. Monte Bre, Lugano.

Tranquillity. Monte Bre, Lugano.

The "hazy" effect. View from Monte Bre, Lugano.

The “hazy” effect. View from Monte Bre, Lugano.

A warm cappuccino in hand (yes, the mandatory visit to a cafe), the beautiful lake below, mountains in the distance… a perfect way to say goodbye to Lugano.

Clouds making an appearance. View from Monte Bre, Lugano.

Clouds making an appearance. View from Monte Bre, Lugano.

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