Typical and joyful villages following each other, vineyards as far as the eye can see, a university and medieval city, friendly lakeshores, a lake reflecting an urban yet country landscape at sunset: the Neuchâtel lakeshore is one of Watch Valley gems, a genuine paradise on earth with dolce vita atmosphere.
Nestled in the foothills of Mont Blanc is the Pays du Saint Bernard, the gateway to Italy. The legendary Hospice du Grand Saint Bernard and its dogs symbolise the welcome and human warmth perpetuated over centuries by the Canons of the Grand Saint Bernard.
Bellinzona is probably Switzerland's most Italianate town. The skyline of the capital of Ticino is defined by the powerful fortifications, comprising three of the best-preserved medieval castles in Switzerland, which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.