Hotel Eden Roc

by Robert on April 21, 2015

A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and of the Leading Small Hotels of the World, the Hotel Eden Roc is located in the beautiful town of Ascona. From the Website:
The HOTEL EDEN ROC was chosen as the best holiday hotel in Switzerland for the fifth time by business magazine “Bilanz”. The existing 5 stars- HOTEL EDEN ROC was combined in winter 1998/1999 with its neighboring hotel, formerly the “Europe au Lac”. Ticino interior designer Carlo Rampazzi has created a masterpiece in combining the two hotels. A picturesque inner courtyard, specially designed furnishings, original wall paintings and attractively laid marble floors call to mind the majestic beauty of an Italian palazzo.

The Galleria Studio of Loredana Turchi

by admin on April 14, 2015

In her own words:

The “Galleria” photography studio was born out of the love I’ve had for photography ever since I was a little girl. The branches of this profession that I love the most are: weddings and maternity photos, mostly due to what they convey.

I find it natural to notice details in the surroundings, emotions, movements and surprise-events that others often miss. I then place them all together in a perfect sequence, like the notes on a sheet of music, to give life to a sweet and unique symphony.

The pictures I shoot are the words with which I will write a wonderful book: the book about one of the most important days in a couple’s life!

My style:
Every one of my books is unique. The placements of the photographs is dictated by the photos themselves. All in a chronology that takes in account the order of the events as well as the aesthetics.

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Hotel Splendide Royal

April 7, 2015

From the website: A palace from the late 19th century, a location that offers views of the beautiful landscape, directly on Lake Ceresio, and a royal yet familiar welcome are awaiting you at your arrival at the Splendide Royal in Lugano. Following the tradition of hospitality of the grand hotels of the past, the management […]

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Hotel Eden

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 […]

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Ponte Capriasca

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Europe Upclose special on Lugano

February 24, 2015

Lakeside Leisure in Lugano, an article by 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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