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The villages of Tremezzina


Proceeding on the road along Lake Ceresio (Lugano), at Oria there is the border between Italy and Switzerland, 7 Km. from the town of Lugano. It is required either Passport or identity card for members of the European Union, Passport and visa for people from other Countries.

The first village on Swiss soil is Gandria, a romantic fisher village at the foot of Mount Brè, overlooking the lake. The access to the village is forbidden to cars, so one has to park before going down to the village. Its narrow, winding streets give the opportunity to enjoy beautiful views.

Until 1528, when with the Treaty of Freeburg Lugano, Mendrisio, Capolago, Riva San Vitale and Locarno were given to the Swiss, the historical events of Lugano were bound to the Lombard and Como ones. Lugano is one of the main town of Canton Ticino (Italian Swiss) and it is situated on the watershed of the lake that takes its name. Together with the beautiful landscape and its mild climate, Lugano gives the opportunity to enjoy interesting cultural and artistic itineraries and international events such as Blues and Jazz Concerts in the open air at the Piazza del Municipio (the main square) during summer.
Places of interest: Villa Ciani Gardens, Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli with frescoes by Bernardino Luini, Villa Favorita, Villa Malpensata.
How to reach Lugano from Tremezzina: By car or by bus to Menaggio and connecting bus to Lugano.


Texts by Bina Battistella Fraquelli
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