Italy/Switzerland Travel Guide

Updated: 17 January, 2022 seen 50

This is yet another roundup post listing places from our latest trip to Italy and Switzerland at the end of 2019.

Long story short - we travel to Italy's Bergamo by Ryanair from Tbilisi airport, took a rental car, and went to cool places both in Italy and Switzerland. To make it more fun we traveled together with our 16 months old toddler

Also, see my notes from the 2015/2016 travels - My Italy Travel Guide


Orio al Serio (Bergamo) International Airport

23 November, 2019 | seen 127
Orio al Serio International Airport (IATA: BGY, ICAO: LIME), officially also known as Il Caravaggio International Airport, is the third busiest international airport in Italy. The airport is located in the municipal territory of Orio al…

Grand Hotel Del Parco - Bergamo Airport

20 December, 2019 | seen 99
The Grand Hotel is a modern, peaceful hotel set in parkland just 6 km from Bergamo. It offers air-conditioned rooms and suites, a fitness centre and free parking. A scheduled shuttle service to/from Bergamo Train Station and Orio Al Serio…

Lecco town in Italy

27 December, 2019 | seen 93
Lecco is a small city in northern Italy, some  50 kilometers (31 mi) north of Milan. The city lies at the end of the south-eastern branch of Lake Como. The Bergamo Alps rise to the north and east, cut through by the Valsassina of which…

Hotel Lenno (Italy)

3 January, 2020 | seen 51
4-star hotel Lenno is set in an elegant building just off the main road, and right on the shore of Lake Como, in the fantastic Gulf of Venus. There is free Wi-Fi. We booked this hotel in mid-November 2019, during our week-long trip to…

Tremezzina near Como Lake, Italy

24 January, 2020 | seen 59
Tremezzina is located on the western banks of Lake Como, right in front of Bellagio, and is the result of a recent merger of the comunes of Lenno, Mezzegra, Ossuccio, and Tremezzo. We discovered this picturesque Italian town during our…

Postcards from Lugano

31 January, 2020 | seen 44
We traveled to Lugano in Switzerland at the end of 2019.  Visit to Lugano officially adds marks 18th country on my travel map I've visited (since 2013) We arrived here from Italy's Lecco town using our rental car (Sicily car), a quick…

Resort Collina d'Oro - Hotel & Spa in Agra, Switzerland

14 February, 2020 | seen 110
Located in a scenic location in the Ticino countryside, a 15-minute drive from Lugano’s centre, this exclusive 5-star resort on 25 hectares of grounds offers panoramic views. We booked here a one night stay in early November 2019,  for our…

Villa Porro Pirelli, Induno Oluno, Italy

21 February, 2020 | seen 74
Villa Porro Pirelli is set in Induno Olona, 5 km from Varese and 8 km from the Swiss border. It features air-conditioned rooms and a free outdoor pool, gym and solarium. We booked here a one night stay in the mid-November 2019, and paid…

Lindt Factory Shop Induno Oluno

28 February, 2020 | seen 116
This Lindt factory shop is located in the town of Induno Oluno (Varese), Italy on Largo Edoardo Bulgheroni street 1. Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, more commonly known simply as Lindt, is a Swiss chocolatier and confectionery …

Hotel 'San Francisco' Milan

10 April, 2020 | seen 57
Hotel San Francisco is a 5-minute walk from the Politecnico di Milano University. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi and a TV. Loreto Metro Station is just 300 m away. We booked this hotel for a one night stay during our trip to Italy, Switzerland…

Buenos Aires (Milan Shopping Street)

14 July, 2020 | seen 193
Corso Buenos Aires is a major street in north-eastern Milan, Italy. With over 350 shops and outlets, it features the highest concentration of clothing stores in Europe. The architecture of the area is mostly late 19th- and 20th-century…

Restaurant 'Vero Cinese' Milan (via Boscovich)

24 July, 2020 | seen 31
Restaurant 'Vero Cinese'  is located on Boscovich street in Milan, Italy. This place serves Chinese cuisine.  We had a chance to dine here in November 2019, during our few day trip to Italy, with stop in Milano.  I find it always…

Milano Centrale railway station

31 July, 2020 | seen 136
Milano Centrale is the main railway station of the city of Milan, Italy, and is the largest railway station in Europe by volume. The station is a terminus and located at the northern end of central Milan. It was officially inaugurated in…

Hotel 'Castello Visconteo' in Cassano dʼAdda, Italy

6 August, 2020 | seen 44
Castello Visconteo is a 13th-century fortress located in Cassano d'Adda, Italy. We booked a hotel room here for a one night back in November 15, 2019 and paid about EUR 100 for that. We choose to book this hotel as it was pretty close to…

Orio Center Shopping Mall in Bergamo

25 September, 2020 | seen 985
Located next to the Bergamo airport, Orio center is one of the largest shopping centers in Italy. We visited this shopping mall in mid-November 2019, a day before departing back to Tbilisi from the Bergamo airport. Arrived here from Hotel…