Saturday, July 10, 2010
Well, It Looks Like Italy, But It's Not.
Right across the border, directly on Lago di Maggiore, you find yourself in the canton of Tecino, or Tessin (in German), Switzerland. On the laid back promenade in Ascona, German and Italian are spoken with a flourish and Italian relaxed style mixes seamlessly with Swiss efficiency. The best of both worlds, they say. All I can say is that on a broiling hot summer afternoon, there is simply no more beautiful place to be than on an Italian lake, regardless which country you happen to find yourself in.