Before we left the UK I saw a photograph of a gorgeous-looking village in Ticino, Switzerland called Gandria on Pinterest (where else?). When we looked at our driving route from Locarno to Lake Como and realised that we would drive right past Gandria, it seemed just the place to stop off for a break on our journey.
We weren’t disappointed. We parked up and followed the narrow, winding pathways down to the tiny harbour where there was a perfectly-placed bench to eat our picnic and watch the ferries on the sparkling Lake Lugano go past. The village was quiet and full of interesting passageways. I climbed the steep streets up to the church where there was a breathtaking view out over the lake towards Italy. We may have spent less than an hour there but it’s a place on our trip that I won’t forget.