Visit to the Stella Chocolate Factory

Thirteen members signed up for this visit, where duly kitted out in the latest fashion, we were able to see the whole chocolate-making process and even enjoy sampling a variety of types of chocolate with different flavours. The very successful visit to the Stella Chocolate Factory in Giubiasco was followed by lunch at the Hotel […]

Autumn Lunch

Twenty one members and two guests attended this event were happy to be warm and cosy inside the Osteria Gallo d’Oro on a dull rainy day. After circulating during the aperitives on the covered, heated terrace, we moved in to the smaller dining-room just the right size for our group and set apart from the […]

Visit to Villa del Balbianello

With the perfect weather, the arrival by boat which goes back and forth every 15-20 minutes for visitors to the Villa, set the mood for this day. Romantic Lake Como, fascinating collections in a villa left intact by the previous owner to the FAI, and lovingly maintained by them, followed by lunch outside further along […]

TG – QBP at Hotel Lido Seegarten 2018

We had our usual lovely weather for the Ticino celebration of H.M : Queen Elizabeth ll’s official birthday. This was held at the Hotel Lido Seegarten, in Lugano-Casserate, which has the advantage of being directly on the lakeside. The Loyal Toast was given by Peter Steimle, who stayed on to dinner together with his wife, Ursula. […]

Tea with Tulay and Mike De Morgan

After a walk led by Mike through the village of Roveredo and the surrounding woods, where we were able to admire the ‘Denti Della Vecchia’ at different stages and enjoy the views from the Capriasca area over towards the other side of Val Colla. We arrived back to find a delicious tea full of specialities from Turkey, such as […]

Ticino Spring Lunch 2018

It was good to see some members from the other side of the Gotthard at our Spring Lunch. For a change the hotel had arranged one big long table for the group. It was fun to all be together, although slightly more difficult to hear those on the other side of the table. Usually, when […]

Day Out in Bergamo

A bright day, albeit with some scattered mist, greeted 15 BRA members as they set out, by minibus, from Lugano to Bergamo. After a stop for coffee on the Autostrada, we reached the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, the main focus of the excursion. Here, we saw an exhibition of quite exquisite paintings by Raphael, lent […]

Talk by Lulu on Environmental Toxins

Talk by Lulu on Environmental Toxins, the Impact on your Food and your Health. Lulu Cerny, a well-known dieticien in Ticino, gave a very timely and well-attended talk, in a week where on the front page of the Times Teresa May asked for plastic free aisles in the supermarkets and on the front page of […]