Get on the Lake Lugano’s most influenced tour. Experience the essence of this Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, in the canton of Ticino. Be exposed to Lugano’s history, fashion, and gorgeous scenery. Taste local food & wine in this all inclusive tour. Savor the gorgeous lake views and walk through Lugano’s most expensive neighborhoods.
Meet your English speaking guide and local expert right at your hotel and walk through a guided tour of the historic center of Lugano. Visit Santa Maria Degli Angel Church, Nassa Street –where all the exclusive fashion stores are located, Piazza Riforma and enjoy the superbly landscaped park which sweeps down to the lake to the Lido/Marina area.
Board a local bus to the beginning of the Gandria Olive Trail Nature footpath. Enjoy the easy 1 hour “Olive Trail” footpath on cobblestones with the best views of Lake Lugano and reach the romantic village of Gandria whose buildings are hanging off the side of the mountain.
Take a boat Cruise to your “grotto” lunch spot and make your own “classic risotto”. Our host will set you up with all the ingredients and tools for you to start stirring your risotto. Local Ticino white or red wine will be served so you can focus on your lunch.
Everything while overlooking beautiful Lake Lugano with all the surrounding mountains and villages. Your stand-by chef will check with you periodically until your risotto is done.
You are then ready to enjoy your self-made excellent tasting grotto lunch.
Afterwards, the return to Lugano is by public boat.