I have been blessed in my life with the opportunity to travel to 4 continents and over 20 countries but there is one place where I would go again and again, no matter what. I’ve been to Lago Maggiore in Switzerland thrice and I still am looking forward to my next trip. It is absolutely beautiful, so beautiful it became my picture of Heaven. If Heaven exists, than it must look like this
It’s an amazing feeling waking up in the morning to the view the lake offers. Surrounded by mountains, with a tiny trace of fog, the sun shining over the lake… it’s just breath-taking. The mountains with the peaks covered by snow make a lovely contrast with the tropical and sub-tropical plants that grow year-round due to the Mediterranean-like climate.
When I go there, I normally fly to Milan. Brussels Airlines has very good fares and you don’t need to go to Charleroi as you can fly from Brussels airport to Malpensa. From there it’s a 2 to 3 hour ride to Ticino.
I recommend taking a car trip around the lake. It’s about 66-68 km. Make sure you stop in Ascona to admire the view there. Alex told me is perceived as a holiday spot for people that wish for calm holidays so don’t plan for a week long party if you decide to go
I would love to go for the International Film Festival in Locarno. It happens yearly in August, since 1946. Imagine watching a movie in Piazza Grande that offers the largest open air screens in the world (26×14 meters), together with 8000 other people. I am not sure it could happen but what a great view it could be
Ok, my day dreaming moment is over Back to Brussels where the weather is friendly and the people even more