Monte Carasso – Tibetan bridge

Monte Carasso – Tibet Bridge

Monte Carasso Tibet Bridge - Taxi Lugano

The Tibetan Bridge in the valley of Sementina, Tessin, Switzerland

The rope bridge in the valley of Sementina was today (31.5.2015) officially inaugurated as planned.

“Along 270 mts and weighing about 50 tons, the bridge built by the Tibetan Foundation Curzútt-S. Barnard will traverse the rugged valley that divides the towns of Monte Carasso and Sementina. The bridge connects Curzutt S. Bernardo and the Via delle Vigne, allowing everyone to make excursions in an area rich in historical presence, landscape, food and wine.

Anchored at a height of 696 m, the bridge’s point center rises to 130 m “over the river making it the longest suspension bridge in the Alps.” The walkway, has no more than one meter wide, scarce, and it is wood larch made. Touring it is a now a unique experience, thanks to tight security, involving experienced hikers, young and intrepid families that could allow it.

The main feature of the Bridge is it’s elasticity, (as expected!), otherwise how could it be possible to resist to the wind strength, or the heavy snow loads, and also the people’s weight crossing it.

“The bridge is easily accessible thanks to the Monte Carasso’s funicular to Mornera passing through Curzùtt. The ancient and picturesque hill town, is the ideal starting point to discover an area rich in historical facts.” Source: website –

It is expected that the bridge could attract 20 to 40 thousand tourists a year. It is surely a real nice attraction to be added to many other from Canton Ticino. But this will have undoubtedly a special meaning for the municipals, as it could encourage their “hearts” to forget some quarrels occurred in the past  😉.

To those interested in visiting the Monte Carasso tibetan bridge, we leave you a tip: If you suffer from vertigo, maybe it will be better not to cross it. We’ll show you when you finished reading this post.

If you want to go and fell the experience of crossing it, then we would be more than happy to take you there 😉.

We invite you to take a look at this video and see this amazing structure as well as the brave workers and all those involved in its construction:

Tibetan Bridge Monte Carasso

Wilhelm Schmidt Museum Last Resort of Art Lovers.

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Art is basically the expression of human creative imagination presented in the form of painting, music, dance and other formats of expression. There are many art museums over the world which provide platforms for artists to display their work. European countries such as France, Italy and Switzerland are quite famous for their art museums, being Wilhelm Schmidt Museum one of them.

Art museums in Switzerland are quite popular around the world for having a tremendous artwork by exceptional artists, e.g. The Cantonal Art Museum, the Marion Bernasconi Museum are some well-known names but most prominent among them is The Wilhelm Schmidt Museum.

The Wilhelm Schmidt Museum is located in the town of Brè sopra Lugano, Switzerland and holds a very prestigious ranking among the list of art museums in Switzerland. This museum is in honor of a renowned artist Wilhelm Schmidt; you can find all his greatest art works there. It can be considered as the “last resort for art lovers” and believe me, if you are an art lover and once you get there, you won’t have any desire to go anywhere else, his artwork will mesmerize you. The philosophy behind his art was less towards hatred and had an essence of romance; he tried to include daily life events in his paintings too.

Initially the Wilhelm Schmidt Museum was home to many artists, they used to create great art pieces there, but to preserve the brilliant art work this home was converted to a museum, which is visited by tourists from around the globe to quench their thirst of seeing some extraordinary artwork.
If you are an art lover then this is the place to go, you won’t be leaving it without falling in love with it. Whenever you ask about an art museum in Switzerland people will surely tell you about this lovely place. Do visit this historical monument as it will be an experience of a lifetime.

Wanna know the history of chocolate? Visit Alprose Chocolate Museum

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Alprose Chocolate Museum

This planet consists of six billion people with different tastes, backgrounds and ideologies and there is one thing that very few people dislikes and that is chocolate. Chocolate is a product made from cocoa beans with a unique aroma, a hypnotizing taste and colour; its popularity is known all over the world. Swiss chocolate in particular has its own special characteristics and what place to tell you better than the Alprose Chocolate Museum in Switzerland.

There are several great chocolate museums around the world, but what is it about this museum that makes it so special?
First of all, this museum is located in Caslano, Switzerland, which is regarded as home to the all famous Swiss chocolates. Interestingly, the location is actually the Alprose Chocolate Factory, which has been making wonderful chocolates for more than five decades, it is in this vicinity that the museum is housed so that tourists and locals can get to know more about the chocolate making history of Switzerland.

This Museum highlights the importance of chocolate in Switzerland and our world. It also correctly tells us how chocolate has become one of the most loved food products of the people of the world. You also get an amazing opportunity to visit the factory and take a look at the whole production process of the world’s finest chocolates and all this just from a Museum visit.

This small in-house museum delivers an enjoyable glance back into the history of chocolate. At the end of your tour here, there are chocolates available that can be bought or you may be able to spot certain free samples that you can try. In any case, a trip to the Alprose Chocolate Museum is an awesome trip for those who love chocolate.

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Take an evening walk at PROMENADE IN LUGANO

There are times when we want to walk alone by the lake or go on a romantic walk with our loved one by the water body. Nothing beats the strolling near the water and enjoying the little fish that come near the shores. Where is such a place that has a peaceful atmosphere and a gorgeous view that stuns you? The

Promenade in Lugano is where you need to go right now! The lake Promenade is the beautiful lake found in Switzerland. This lake has the most peaceful ambiance and harmonious tread for people who like to stroll with their lovers or alone. There are boating activities which can be opted by those like to go to the middle of the lake and enjoy the view as well as the weather. Many trees and plants have been planted nearby the lake to beautify it and make it attractive and harmonious for the people coming.

There are benches that have been placed nearby the lake for those who want to sit alone or with their lovers and have a look at the flowing water. There is proper residence and activity area near this lake. One can come to this lake for having fun via boating with friends and family members. Or one can also come to the lake for having a quiet evening alone and just think about whatever beauty lies around the lake.

If you want to just look at the water and stroll a bit, the evening walk bear this lake is what you need in life. The feeling of stress or depression all fades away when you look at the sun setting in the water as if hiding in the water and letting the world come at a harmony. If you want to express your love to someone, this place is again the right place to do so. There is nothing more romantic than a gorgeous sun-set and reflection of this natural effect in the water. Nothing beats this natural ambiance for your proposing and romantic evening. Have an evening walk around this lake, have a look at the people enjoying their time at the lake and those who are on a date with their loved ones. All the life’s stress and depression will fade away instantly if you have one long walk all around the lake and enjoy the beautiful views presented by the nature.

Sonogno Village The Base Of Ticino Culture

The culture of Switzerland has its own unique qualities and characteristics. It is although an unfortunate fact that, just like the rest of the planet, rapid industrialization is not only destroying the natural landscape, but also having an adverse effect on the cultural development of societies.

During this era of cultural degeneration, it is quite difficult to find places where you find cultural conservation. And in all fairness Europe’s culture has gone very vague, but this little village of Sorogna has managed to keep its majestic culture intact even after the impact of modernization. Sorogna Village is located in the wonderful canton of Ticino.

The Village was first found in 1200 and has since then become the cultural nucleus of Ticino. With a small population, they have managed to contain and conserve a lot of the culture of Nucleus. The language of the population is Celtic-Latin mixture and unfortunately there are not many people who still speak it. There is an estimate that only about 100 to 120 people in the world are capable of communicating in this language thus making it a language that is headed for extinction.

The rare usage of the native language of Sorogna has made the inhabitants to switch to Italian which is now the language of the majority of the population and is also an official language of the Swiss state. The next most spoken language is German, but is nowhere near the number of Italian speakers.
As of today, these people have certain traditions of the past which they practice with strict punctuality and devotion. An example is the monthly bread making. Bread Making is done twice a month in the community oven. The bread made is truly delicious and there are not manyplaces with such baked bread.

Sonogno The Famous Baking Oven Of Ticino

The people of Switzerland have managed to harness their tradition, value and culture for the most part of their life. Although the urban lifestyle might be held responsible for the fading of such tradition, there are still several places in this beautiful Canton of Ticino in Switzerland that have clung onto their ancestors’ culture.

When you visit such places where the value of sentiments, emotions and family are regarded much higher than materialism; a person is surely forced into self-evaluation. Sonogna is another striking place in Ticino, the major characteristic of which is its purposeful adherence to and conservation of tradition.
The place is surrounded by beauty, nature and bakery items. Yes! Bakery items, but we will discuss it later. First, let us just discuss a little history related to the village. Sonogna Village dates back to the 11th century and resembles the villages of that age. It is the last village present on the road of Verzasca.

The village is a tourist destination and known for certain hiking spots as well and people go on these trails to enjoy the outstanding scenes of nature. Tourists can also cherish some of the best picnic places and river pools, where you may go and take a swim. People can find some places to spend a night while hiking as well.

The villagers all gather together in an epic cultural fashion to make bread in the old traditional way. This is done twice a month in the community oven where all the baking is done. The eatables and dishes of the village are also a delight; the wine is popular and so is the food.
There is adequate facility for people to spend a few days here and also a small Museum, which depicts the age of the village and also its adherence to culture.

Santa Maria degli Angeli church a wonder of contemporary architecture


Lugano’s natural beauty, atmosphere and climate has been a focus of attention for people, but there are certain places in this wonderful place which relate to the traditional, cultural and religious history of Europe as a whole and Switzerland in particular. The Santa Maria Church in Lugano is a marvel of contemporary architecture and people’s adherence to tradition.

All churches have certain characteristics in common, for example the presence of paintings and passionate statues in this the Santa Maria stands exceptional. The exterior of the church has been attractive yet quite simple and it is possible that people may refrain from visiting the church; but remember never to judge a book by its cover.

The exterior may not be too impressive to some, but inside the church is spectacular architecture and artwork. Tourists feel mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the interior part of the church and are forced to revisit the religious sanctity of this church and the city of Lugano.
Inside are some of the most mind-blowing paintings made by man. There are inspirational paintings of the last supper and other religious events done by students of DA Vinci and huge fresco painting too. This huge fresco is the work of Bernardino Luini and one of the most famous fresco of the Renaissance era.

Other painting and sculptures add beauty and emotion to this sanctified place.
Lugano is a city with many churches, but Santa Maria Church is unique in its own way. It reflects the history and culture of Switzerland while also displaying the region’s role during the Renaissance era. The simplicity of the outside of the church and the amazing paintings made by students Leonardo Da Vinci inside the church make a really unique an beautiful combination.

SanRocco a church from history with fantastic interior

The San Rocco church is another spectacular religious monument in the marvelous land of Lugano, Switzerland. The country’s respect for tradition, ritual and religion is clearly shown by the excellence of the churches present there. One must agree that the general architecture of churches and their decoration is quite similar to one another, but there are certain things in this place which demand a tourist to come here.

The San Rocco church is medieval church made near the end of the 16th century and reflects that era. It is located at small Piazza which somewhat hides it from open view. Although the church had been completed around 1592, it has undergone several changes and alteration along the years.
Almost all frescoes seem quite old and seem to hail from the 1600s. The whole church interior is flushed with these wonderful frescoes and the one on the ceiling is fantastic in its own way. But the form, the looks of the façade; it seems newer than the rest of the church because of the attractive plaster work and some other features.

The exterior is a classic sixteenth century decoration and architecture which normally referred to as a Baroque styled church. It is not that large when compared to other European churches which have a tendency of being extra-ordinarily large. There is also a waterfront nearby.
The Church is ideally located far-away from the noise and hustle of the city which makes it a peaceful and quiet place. It manages to give its visitors a spiritual feel; allows people to relax and find solace.
The beauty, architecture and frescoes of this church make it an interesting place to visit. These features when added with the spirituality, softness and tradition of this place combine to give you a truly mystical experience.

Piazza Riforma the biggest of all

The beauty and sanctity of Lugano has been discussed over and over again because it is something worth mentioning. This city, situated in Switzerland, is home to serenity, peace and harmony surrounded by wilderness and nature. This does not mean that these people are far off from the real world, but it is rather a hustling bustling city with a population of highly literate people.

The Piazza Della Riforma is the center point of all meetings. The locals and tourists come to this place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere with food and beverages. The people gather together in this part of the city which was once a very politically active locality. This place has been witness to massacre, change of regimes and political demonstrations for a longtime in history. Now this spot has turned into a vacation and holiday point where people flock in their free time to enjoy.

There are many well-known and comfortable restaurants at Piazza Della Riforma. The food is delicious a popular tourist point. People walk, sit and enjoy the scenic beauty of Lugano while enjoying delicious food and drinks. The place remains crowded with people during the whole day as this may well be considered as the city center.

The space around the area has increased over the years because of the demolition of buildings, thus providing more space for the cafés and restaurants. This location is a place where people meet and socialize. The cultural, historical and traditional value and sanctity of La Piazza remains intact till today.
If you ever get the chance of going around Lugano, try to take out the time to enjoy these calm moments of joy too. Eat and drink here under a clear sky, it will be an outing you will never regret.

Parco Civico a small glimpse of Lugano paradise

The characteristics, places and beauty of Lugano are living evidence of the magnificence of this ideal location. This city has blended with nature in a pleasurable style and has become a major attraction for tourists. Parco Civico is another place in Lugano that exhibits the same sort of loveliness that is shown by almost all of Lugano. You may have visited quite a few parks but Parco Civico will surely dazzle you with its beauty and greenery.

It is said that if you want to see paradise on earth, you must take a look at Switzerland. In this dreamland, there is Parco Civico which is no less than a glimpse of paradise. Parco Civico spans approximately sixty-three thousand square kilometers in area and only at a distance of two to three minutes from the main city. The park is situated perfectly beside a lake which adds to the overall surroundings.

Park Civico is known for its striking natural presence. This park had become the property of Ciani brothers in the year 1845 who made major upheavals to the condition of the gardens. This era witnessed the introduction of a variety of different plants and trees which are now standing as marvels of beauty. Some of the types are; cork, gaggling seabirds, azaleas and the all favorite olive trees.

There are some really interesting sculptures in this park, which tremendously increases its magnificence. The sculptures are dedicated to certain popular artists like Vincenzo Vela and the like. There is an art museum near the end which further gives us a view of the coast line. If you are looking for a really enjoyable, peaceful and beauty-manifested time then the Parco Civico is the place you must take a tour of. Lugano city just does not fail to impress.