Melide Switzerland

The ferry navigated to the next destination, Melide.

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Leaving beautiful and peaceful village of Morcote, I wanted to stay Morcote a little longer.

Scenery, from Morcote Melide

Going to the next distination Melide: Scenery from Morcote to Melide

Arrived at Melide Swissminiatur

Arrived at Melide Swissminiatur

Melide is known worldwide for the famous Swissminiatur, a museum that shows famous buildings in Switzerland presented in miniature form.

Entrance of Swissminiatur Melide

Entrance of Swissminiatur Melide

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.

The brochure of Swissminiatur

The brochure of Swissminiatur

The brochure of Swissminiatur

The brochure of Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur Park Map

Swissminiatur Park Map

Melide Swissminiatur

Melide Swissminiatur

Melide Switzerland

Melide Switzerland

These models are made really precisely.

Melide Swissminiatur

Melide Swissminiatur

Melide Swissminiatur

Melide Swissminiatur

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).

Left the Swissminiatur Park For the village centre of Melide

Left the Swissminiatur Park for the village centre of Melide

Melide Village

Melide Village

Walked around the inside of Melide.

Walked around the inside of Melide.

Melide is a very quiet and peaceful village.

Melide is a very quiet and peaceful village.

I like walking the quiet village without a purpose and found a church near a gas station.

Church of St. Quiricus and Julitta, Melide

Parish Church of St. Quiricus and Julitta, Melide

Interior of Santi Quirico and Giulietta, altar and painting of the crucifixion

Interior of Santi Quirico and Giulietta, altar and painting of the crucifixion

Traditional house in Melide

Traditional house in Melide

It was very pleasant walking about in a village of Melide but I must come back to the hotel anymore.

Leaving Melide for Lugano by this ferry.

Leaving Melide for Lugano by this ferry.

From Melide Sailing for Lugano

From Melide, sailing for Lugano

Come back to the hotel room, I gathered up baggage. The next morning, I flew to Tokyo via Amsterdam from Milan.

Milan Malpensa Airport

Milan Malpensa Airport

Alps that I have traveled.

The plane flew over the Alps that I had traveled. “Arrivederci!”

I was bored in the airplane. Just eat and sleep. I'll be in Tokyo tomorrow.

I was bored in the airplane. Just eat and sleep. I’ll be in Tokyo tomorrow.

(I was offered a lot of photos for the blog from a friend who traveled with me. I genuinely appreciate her. Arigatou!)

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