Italy and Switzerland 2018

Posts from our trip to Italy and Switzerland from September 25 to October 9, 2018. Heather and I took Heather’s parents on an itinerary that included Rome, the Tuscan countryside, Siena, Assisi, Florence, Varenna (on Lake Como), finishing in Luzern, Switzerland.


Selfie with Heather in front of Luzern’s Chapel Bridge. (Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland)

Posted on October 8, 2018

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Toured Luzern’s old town this morning and admired all the murals on their buildings. (Altstadt – Wey, Lucerne, Switzerland)

Posted on October 8, 2018

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✅ Rösti 🥔
✅ Sausages
✅ Luzerner Käsekuchen 🧀🥧

The Luzerner Käsekuchen deserves a bit of explanation. It is an apparently traditional local dish for Luzern, and was billed as a “cheese pie” with Gruyere and Emmentaler cheeses. It was like a cheese quiche, but cheesier.

Posted on October 8, 2018

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Pilatus Kulm, elevation 7000 feet. (Renggeli, Nidwalden, Switzerland)

Posted on October 8, 2018

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Thanks to Halle (@Politepix) and Hans (@hansv) for identifying my mystery birds as the common coot (fulica atra). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_coot

Posted on October 8, 2018

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Can anyone identify these funny-looking waterfowl they have in Luzern?

Posted on October 8, 2018

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Boat ride on Lake Luzern. (Kastanienbaum, Lucerne, Switzerland)

Posted on October 7, 2018

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✅ Fondue 🧀

Posted on October 7, 2018

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