Lake Como to St. Moritz: Part One
Driving from Varenna, Italy, on the east shore of Lake Como, to Lugano, Switzerland takes about 1 hour. After a short ferry across Lake Como, you’ll soon cross the Italian/Swiss border along the northern arm of Lake Lugano.
From Lugano to St. Moritz, it’s about 2 1/2 hours through the mountains.
A round-trip version of this journey probably shouldn’t be attempted in one day, but we figured, what the heck. We wouldn’t have been able to get our money back from the Hotel Olivedo on such short notice, and there’s something undeniably exciting to Americans about driving to and from another country in daylight.
I mean sure, we could drive from Los Angeles to Tijuana and back, but we sure as hell wouldn’t see any snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, or leiderhosen. For that sort of scenery, we were better off in Switzerland. [Read more...]