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Even in winter time a visit to the picturesque village of Gandria is a good idea!

Take advantage of the mild Ticino climate, fantastic sunny days and boat trips on this beautiful excursion!


Gandria is one of the most picturesque and best preserved villages on the shores of Lake Lugano. Structured alleys and staircases climb up between the buildings, narrow to each other, some of which are decorated with frescoes and decorations.

Located just before the border with Italy, the mountains on the opposite bank are already on Italian soil, although the village on the banks is still part of Switzerland and is known as the "Gandria wine cellars", where in summer you can stop at the numerous grottoes offering typical specialities.

Behind Gandria, on the other hand, stands Monte Bré, on the slopes of which the original nucleus of the village was located until 1300. The inhabitants then moved to the lake shore, where they lived from fishing, integrating it with horticulture and breeding. It was only in 1936 that a road was built, whereas previously the village could only be reached by footpaths and lake.