Traveling Nancy

Traveling around the world as far as I can go.

August 31st


Today we took the bus to the Lugano train station so we could go to Bellinzona. It is the capital city of southern Switzerland’s Ticino canton. It’s known for its 3 medieval castles (Castelgrande, Montebello, Sasso Corbaro) that have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2000.

Shirley and I took a few photos at the castles and I am posting them in random order…





… and Chesa Sebastiano (a cute yellow church) today. Many of the churches we saw from the train were like this yellow one.  The 1st photo was taken from the castle.

We got closer to the church when I took this photo.

I liked this house and their garden (with pumpkins growing) that was close to the church.


We had lunch at Piazza Collegiata and enjoyed watching the people in the Piazza. Collegiata de SS Pietro e Stephano was created in the 16th and 17th centuries and is located in the Piazza.

We had the best gelato of the trip so far after lunch.

After arriving back in Lugano, we took a different train to see the Alprose Chocolate Factory only to find out that it was closing early for renovations. We got in the door just in time to buy some dark chocolate covered almonds and hazelnuts.

We had to wait for our bus to get back to the hotel for a very long time. It has been a relaxing evening being cooled by our fans and going over our photos.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

2 thoughts on “August 31st

  1. You are surely having a beautiful trip, Nancy.


  2. The landscape and architecture is beyond beautiful! Lucky for you two. Enjoy. Ann


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