Zurich, Zug, Altdorf: Journey through color and flavor in inner Switzerland

Exploring German-speaking Switzerland, between cities, lakes, history and legend.
Zurich, Zug and Altdorf are three cities in German-speaking Switzerland that are geographically close to each other, but also very different. Zurich, the economic capital of Switzerland, is a city that combines classic Swiss style with the modernity and dynamism of a European city. Zug and Altdorf are smaller towns whose historic villages still preserve the image of Swiss tradition.

Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland

Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland
What to discover in Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland and land of good beer
The first settlements in Chur, in the canton of Grisons, date back to the third millennium BC. Several centuries ago, an important local brewery was born here. Today it is the starting point of the Rhaetian Railways, which offer trips with fantastic views such as the Bernina.
The old town is picturesque, characterized by small streets and old colorful and frescoed houses. Around the city of Chur, snow-capped mountains offer enchanting scenery.

The Villages of Ticino

A journey to discover the characteristic villages of Ticino that hand down the tradition
In Ticino, in the south of Switzerland, there are special villages, immersed in nature and where it seems to be catapulted into the world of fairy tales. They are villages of stone and wood houses, built next to spectacular waterfalls and rivers.
Here it is often possible to rediscover the ancient traditions, especially the culinary ones: from the red wine of Ticino to the polenta. It is pleasant to stop in a typical grotto, tasting the specialties of the territory.

Lugano, between the lake and the mountains

Lugano is a small town in Ticino, in the south of Switzerland. It offers all year round a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere, but also many cultural events, especially in spring and summer. It is possible to enjoy the relaxing life of the lake, thanks to its beaches and its beautiful promenade, as well as to relax in front of beautiful views from its mountains and walk in the floral parks.

Monte Generoso and the Fiore di Pietra

One of the most beautiful views from the Ticino terrace

From the top of Monte Generoso, at an altitude of about 1700 meters, you can admire a wonderful panorama, sweeping from northern Italy, with the region of lakes and the Alpine chain of Gran Paradiso, to the Gotthard massif. From the top, the view is enchanting and we recommend going there before dinner to appreciate a sunset painted on the mountains of Ticino.

Upper Ticino: Val Verzasca, Ascona and Locarno, the Tibetan bridge

In the Alpine part of Canton Ticino, in the so-called Sopraceneri, there are numerous wonders to discover. The area offers beautiful trails for walks in nature, among waterfalls and breathtaking views. In addition to nature, on Lake Maggiore there are two colorful cities, Ascona and Locarno.