Perfect place to go biking with your smaller children. Safe, newly reconstructed beautiful old railway path [Lugano-Tesserete 1909-1967] with a lot of wooden railing bridges. If you go in direction Tesserete – Canobbio the path is slightly downhill. Which is great for small riders. On the way back i had to carry the balance bike thou…. This cycleway is 3.2 km long.
COMANO – VIA CRUCIS
One of the most beautiful views of Lugano waits for you up the hills of Comano. The Via Crucis ,on the path that leads up from Comano to San Bernardo Hermitage, is a collaboration between architect Camponovo and sculptor Nag Arnodi. The 14 bronze plates are simply stunning.
Its obvious but i have to mention it, specially if you are pushing a stroller, its a really steep hill. I have to admit there were moments I wish Jesus would be finally crucified.
The reward is worth the trouble. The views are just incredible.
MONTE VERITÁ – ASCONA
I can’t believe it took me 2 years to visit Monte Veritá. Beautiful Sunday trip 20 minutes from home. The hill above Ascona has really interesting history / It use to be Cooperative vegetarian colony, nudist colony and so much more/
Now a days there is a museum, park, Bauhaus style hotel and restaurant. Plenty to do and see
On the way back from the hill there is big new playground for the little ones.
ISOLE DI BRISSAGO
We spent such a beautiful and relaxing day in the Brissago Island. If you have children they will have fun on the boat and on the beach and if not you can drink as many prosecco as you want on the terrace of the restaurant. Don’t forget to stroll around because the whole island is a botanical garden. Find out about the history of the island and the mansion there. It’s pretty amazing.