|Beautiful Lake Maggiore|
|in the distance the Brissago Islands|
During Christmas and New Year I spent 3 days in the Italian part of Switzerland called the Ticino with my friend Natalie. On our final day we decided to go up the Cardada mountain as it was a beautiful day and we would have lovely views.
First you take the funicular to Orselina at 395m above sea level, then about 5 mins walk you take the cable car up to Cardada at 1,340m above sea level. This cable car designed by the architect Mario Bottas which gives wonderful views.
Once up we wondered to the viewing platform the "Passarelle" which is a landscaped bridge and were awarded with a 180 degree breathtaking sights of Lake Maggiore, the Maggia valley, the Centovalli and the Brissago Islands.
There is still further to go upwards if you want to and we did so we walked to the chair lift that would take us to Cimetta at 1,670m above sea level. We climbed up to the highest point which gives a 360 degree view of Lake Maggiore and you see how it winds its way into Italy. You can also see the highest point in Switzerland the Monte Rosa Massif.
It was a perfect end to our weekend away!