Gandria is the first village near the customs at the border between Italy and Switzerland on the road Porlezza Lugano.
We can leave the car in the parking area on the main road and than walk down by the lake.
The village is closed to traffic so you can enjoy in peace the walk through its narrow streets and steep stairways.
To visit the Church of San Vigilio of 1463 and the Swiss Customs Museum in Cantine di Gandria, “smugglers” museum that recalls the smuggling facts.
From here begins the promenade Gandria Lugano called “Olive Path” that extends between Gandria and Castagnola Lugano for a length of 7 km.
The promenade is through the ancient olive groves and you can walk on the path along the Lake Lugano.
A nice walk with all the family to enjoy by foot or by bicycle in all relax !!!