Cal and Maria recommended I travel south via Ticino, Italian Switzerland
“It’s like Italy where everything actually works!”
Sounded good to me. I boarded a train to Lugano. The journey from Zurich is beautiful.
Like many other mountain lake towns, it’s stunning. Especially at night.
The climate of Ticino, while remaining alpine, is noticeably milder than the rest of Switzerland’s, enjoying a higher number of sunshine hours and generally warmer temperatures. …
In Lugano they vacuum leaves. That ain’t happening in Italy.