Hotel Eden

by admin on March 24, 2015

First constructed in 1870, Hotel Eden is one of the premier hotels in Lugano. It is located right on the lake with also a superb view of the mountains in the background.

From the Hotel’s Website:
The Grand Hotel Eden lies on the water front of Lugano Paradiso one of the sunniest spots in the area of Canton Ticino. Modern and charming, the spacious bedrooms provide all the comforts needed to make our guests’ stay an unforgettable and relaxing experience.
An excellent service, the best specialities of the Mediterranean cuisine, first class banqueting and theme evenings complete the picture of a perfect hotel for demanding people who love traditions.

Wedding receptions are also held at the Eden, on a pier that hangs over the lake and which has the bride and groom arriving to the banquet on a boat (you may see photos of this in our gallery section)

Hotel

Hotel Website: http://www.edenlugano.ch/

******************************************************************************************

Our new Guide to getting married in Ticino is out!

Schermata 2014-11-20 a 10.18.12 AM

Guide to Getting Married in Ticino (PDF)

Click here to purchase your copy.

Ponte Capriasca

by admin on March 17, 2015

When traveling North from Lugano, past Vezia and Origlio, you will reach a small town called Ponte Capriasca.

Cesare da Sesto was one of the Italian painters termed “Leonardeschi”, or of the Leonardo Davinci school of painting. Having been commissioned paintings from the Vatican, down to Sicily and up North to Milan, Cesare has paintings featured in museums from San Fransisco to Vienna to South Hampton to Moscow.

In Ponte Capriasca, as well, you will find study Cesare made of Davinci’s Last Supper. The similarities, as you can see, are striking and – unlike Leonardo’s painting in Milan, for which you need to pay, stand in line, and are rushed through to view – this version is in the church of St. Ambrogio. When this reviewer visited he remained for about 15 minutes without being disturbed by anyone.
(For all you Davinci Code fans out there, I’m sorry to report this painting firmly attributes the hand with the dagger to Peter (the disciples are even named below the painting). As you’ll remember, Peter tried to protect Jesus from the guards who came to arrest him with a knife.)

A short walk around the town also reveals some beautiful side streets and old houses.

Ultima

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ticinowedding/sets/72157624431158973/

******************************************************************************************

Our new Guide to getting married in Ticino is out!

Schermata 2014-11-20 a 10.18.12 AM

Guide to Getting Married in Ticino (PDF)

Click here to purchase your copy.

Hotel Esplanade

March 10, 2015

The Hotel Esplanade, located in Minusio-Locarno, is a majestic hotel overlooking Lago Maggiore. From the website: majestic and elegant, situated above Minusio, a sun-kissed peaceful residential area of Locarno, in lush, exotic grounds. Just 300 m from Lago Maggiore, in Switzerland. It is a very elegant location, which though easily reached, is away from the […]

Read the full article →

Villa Castagnola

March 3, 2015

From the Website: Once the home of a noble Russian family, the impressive mansion was transformed into a hotel in 1885. A hotelier-family from Luzern made its reputation growth over three generations. Since 1885 the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola has been able to welcome guests in the heart of Lugano. “Villa, art and gastronomy are […]

Read the full article →

Europe Upclose special on Lugano

February 24, 2015

Lakeside Leisure in Lugano, an article by Europeupclose.com. Details only a few of the sights, hotels and restaurants available in Lugano. Full article available here. And was that picture of Lugano taken from Civico? ****************************************************************************************** Our new Guide to getting married in Ticino is out! Guide to Getting Married in Ticino (PDF) Click here to […]

Read the full article →

Gandria

February 17, 2015

From Wikipedia: Gandria is a small, picturesque village on the shore of Lake Lugano in Switzerland. The historically protected center (nucleo), which is not accessible by car, attracts visitors from all over the world. Boat service between Gandria and other towns on the lake is regular, and it is also possible to walk from Gandria […]

Read the full article →

Hotel De La Paix

February 10, 2015

With a website that doesn’t quite do it justice, Hotel de la Paix is a luxury hotel located just above the Lake of Lugano. From the brochure: The Hotel de la Paix is located close to Lake Lugano and at walking distance from the city center, 5 km from the Lugano-Agno airport, 1 km from […]

Read the full article →

Bellinzona Castles

February 3, 2015

From the Bellinzona UNESCO World Heritage website: Bellinzona’s castles are considered amongst the finest examples of medieval fortification architecture in Switzerland. As they appear today, the fortifications, whose origins actually go much further back to a prehistoric settlement on Castelgrande hill, are mainly the result of intensive and complex building activity instigated by the Dukes […]

Read the full article →

Our New Pinterest Page!

January 27, 2015

Have you checked out our new Pinterest page? Sabrina Nicod, our Events Coordinator, has set up a Pinterest page with some beautiful photos of venues, locations, wedding ideas, specific ceremonies, and other nice tidbits, with plenty more updates to come. Check it out and follow us here: http://www.pinterest.com/sabrinalugano/ ****************************************************************************************** Our new Guide to getting married […]

Read the full article →

Your Guide to Getting Married in Lugano

January 12, 2015

  Are you considering getting married in our beautiful region? Then this is your first step! Learn about all the options and legalities involved, and get acquainted with what is available in the region for your celebration, day trips, honeymoon options and more! In this PDF file you find all the information you need to […]

Read the full article →