VISIT TO REGA TICINO HEADQUARTERS

Like Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year it was also the 70th anniversary of the REGA and on Friday, 17th June on a very hot day 15 of us paid a visit to their REGA base situated at Locarno airport. We started with a good coffee on the terrace of the little airport […]

QBP – PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

BRA Members and their guests celebrated at the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in the handsome ’Sala del Camino’ due to stormy weather. It was good to have BRA sponsor Mr. Alberto Allevi from Atlantinvest join us and Mr Peter Steimle, BRA advertiser as well as the BRA Treasurer, Mr. Peter Payne. It was also a pleasure to […]

WATERFALL GARDEN, VICO MORCOTE

Again we were blessed with a fine day for our Garden visit over looking Lago Ceresio, the lakeside villages at the foot of Monte San Giorgio with the back drop of Monte Generoso. The BRA treasurer Peter, having made an early start, joined us from Geneva, we were also joined by four neighbours from Vico […]

CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL PARTY

A very successful Autumn National Lunch was held in October at the Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano attended by many members from ‘north of the alps’. We were very happy to welcome our President, Angie Meier, Vice President Andrew Konecki and Treasurer Peter Payne along with other members who made the rather long journey down here. […]

VISIT TO VILLA PANZA

I cannot recommend highly enough a visit to Villa Panza. We started off our guided tour with a walk around the park since Villa Panza was designed and decorated with the surrounding parkland and trees always in mind, such as the double alley of Hornbeam. From the house we were able to see the top […]

AUTUMN LUNCH

A lovely crowd descended on the Gallo D’Oro in Lugano for our Autumn Lunch. As it was the first time we met up after so long, the conversation never slowed down as everyone was delighted to be together again! Lunch on the sunny terrace was very enjoyable and can be recommended to any member of […]

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY COCKTAILS

This year the Queens Birthday Party Cocktails were held at our fast becoming venue of choice – The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola on 6th June where we were treated to some very tasty nibbles in the delightful Sala del Camino as our idea of holding the party in the grounds as originally planned were thwarted […]