Charmey lies at the heart of the Gruyère region, in an unspoilt pre-alpine landscape in the canton of Fribourg. The wide range of activities for families and lovers of sport and culture make this traditional mountain village a popular holiday destination in summer and winter. Nearby is the picturesque little town of Gruyères and the regional centre of Bulle.
Lugano’s home mountain and pinnacle of enjoyment - that’s San Salvatore! The striking mountain south of the town boasts 360° views over the lake and environs, far south and to the high Alps in the west.The funicular railway up this landmark mountain starts in Lugano-Paradiso.
Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the main North-South connection, traversed by leisure hikers and pass enthusiasts.