Jul 24, 2019 - 7:12 AM
in reply to Arno
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The lookout is called the Balcone D' Italia. It straddles the Italian and Swiss border. The top peak is Italian and about 20 meters down the mountain is another platform (a cable car station that was never finished) for viewing that is Swiss.
I had low clouds but there can be great views of Monte Rosa etc as well. It was a great drive up as well from Porlezza where we stayed on the Lake.
We also visited Gandria where we picked up some Boccolino wine cups. That is a great village to visit and the Olive trail from there to Lugano is a great walk.
I only had my cell phone in Gandria but here's a pic from where we bought the wine cups: La Bottega di Gandria. It is a bar and a shop for local crafts (very small). It is associated with Tourism Lugano (it has a small tourist info point and is right next to the ferry dock).
I actually sent an Instagram message to Tourism Lugano to ask if they knew some shops where I could buy those wine cups and they replied with this Bottega within 15 minutes - great customer service.