Situated in the Ticino region of Switzerland, Lugano is a little slice of Italy nestled within Swiss values. Just a few meters after exiting the train we were greeted with the most breathtaking view of the bell tower, Lago di Lugano and the mountain as it's backdrop (pictured in the slideshow above). With it's slow pace, friendly atmosphere, beautiful scenery and proximity to Italy (short 30 minute train ride), it is one of my favorite spots to visit here in Switzerland. 


Note to self: Make sure there isn't a roll of black and white film in your camera when you arrive in Cartagena. A few black and white images in the bunch, but this town is meant to be captured 100% in color.