The ferry navigated to the next destination, Melide.
Melide is known worldwide for the famous Swissminiatur, a museum that shows famous buildings in Switzerland presented in miniature form.
Swissminiatur was inaugurated on 6th June 1959 and celebrated its 50 year anniversary in 2009. It is an open-air miniature park located on the shore of Lake Lugano. The park is surrounded by mountains like Monte Generoso, Monte San Salvatore and Monte San Giorgio, which has been declared an UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
These models are made really precisely.
The famous Swissminiatur would be fun for children but I’m not a child, so I left the park and walked around the village centre.
Melide is a municipality in the district of Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. The village lies very close to the mountain Monte San Salvatore and is directly on the Lake of Lugano. It has a population of 1,779 (Dec 2014).
I like walking the quiet village without a purpose and found a church near a gas station.
It was very pleasant walking about in a village of Melide but I must come back to the hotel anymore.
Come back to the hotel room, I gathered up baggage. The next morning, I flew to Tokyo via Amsterdam from Milan.
(I was offered a lot of photos for the blog from a friend who traveled with me. I genuinely appreciate her. Arigatou!)