Trip to Lugano - the planTweet
27th December 2008
On the 2nd of January we will be going to Lugano for the weekend. We'll take the the direct train from Zurich to Lugano . As the train stops in Bellinzona, we'll stop for lunch and a visit the Bellinzona UNESCO World Heritage sites.
During the summer months, Zurich and Lugano are connected by the Bernina Express. During the winter months, the train will get you as far as Tirano in Italy but the bus connection to Lugano doesn't run and the alternatives take so long we opted against the Bernina Express on this occassion.
Lugano , somewhat disparigingly, has been refered to has having the best shopping between Milan and Zurich The city, however, does offer fine walks along Lake Lugano which is surrounded by the wonderful Alpine scenery as well as some historical sites of interest.