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.
August 31, 2017 at 5:21 pm
You are surely having a beautiful trip, Nancy.
September 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm
The landscape and architecture is beyond beautiful! Lucky for you two. Enjoy. Ann