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Swiss lakeside village that has mastered scenic perpendicularity and good cuisine.
is where you go when skiing's becoming tiresome and you
need a quick sun fix.
Gandria on Lake Lugano in the Italian-speaking canton Ticino of Switzerland (where
it's called Svizzera!), April 1984, an excellent place to warm up a bit for a
few days and then go back and finish the ski season properly.
cars in the village, obviously, mostly just covered walkways between the buildings,
right down to our hotel at lakeside.
from the brilliant lake steamer.
Salvatore from the hotel window -- the travelers had a good hike up and down it
and a nice dinner in the main square of Lugano, just off to the mountain's right
lake steamer pulling in. 'Get your socks on and grab the flask, it will be here
in a moment!'
out of Gandria for the lake cruise.
companion Jane on the lake steamer, heading back to Gandria from Lugano.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
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