If you’re wondering what to do in Lugano, Switzerland, on Christmas Day, I might have an idea for you.
Visit Hotel Splendide and have a glass of champagne or two.
The holiday season is a lively time of year in Lugano. We had the instinct to visit the small town in Canton Ticino a few days before Christmas day and we were greeted with a lively small town with lots of stands and artisanal goodies. On the 25th, things quieted down considerably. All the stands were gone. The stores were closed. Even restaurants had shuttered, so the cooks and wait staff could enjoy time with their families and friends on that festive day.
So, we decided to have a couple glasses of champagne at the Hotel Splendide right on the lake. Check out our little video clip of the experience. There was music, Perrier Jouet, and an amazing view over lake Lugano.