Wednesday, February 16, 2011

St. Moritz Switzerland - Part One: Tirano





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The Bernina Express meandering the Swiss Alps...


The day after our day trip to Stresa,we had remained in Milan - to further explore this fashion capital. Only on the following day did we venture out of Milan, this time to the highest summit on the eastern Swiss Alps, St Moritz, Switzerland!

Since our hotel was only a few meters from the FS Centrale, early that morning we began the trip by taking a metro to the Ravioli station. Since it was summer, the weather was just pleasant that morning.

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Buongiorno Milano!

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From the Cairoli metro station, we took a bus to Tirano. Tirano is a small town in Valtellina, Italy, bordering Switzerland. The journey from Milan to Tirano took almost 2 hours, and offered some really nice panoramas of laid back, quaint valleys of northern Italy...

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After one hour the bus made a pitstop for coffee...

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The nice coffee we had here, with some oven-fresh marmalade croissants.

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Vineyard...

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A yellow apple orchard. Yellow apples are an iconic local produce here in Tirano. The magnificent sceneries brought us to Tirano town center in roughly an hour.
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Tirano

On reaching this serene town, we bought the Bernina train ticket to St. Moritz. We had about two hours before the scheduled depature, so we did some exploration of the town. While I was busy visiting the p√Ętisseries and local markets, Mr Cafe Elsyium was busy on his coffee hunt. We met back later, at the cafe next to the Madonna di Tirano for coffee...

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Madonna di Tirano...

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Tirano's reknown stone slaps for roofing...


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The Yellow Apple was so Yummy!

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Yummylicious Coffee Yogurt!

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That's the red Bernina Express that will bring us up the Swiss Alps to St. Moritz!
*To be continued




16 comments:

missbehave said...

wahdi....
i sooo heart swiss...Ya Allah subhanllah cantek sgt2 ciptaan Allah nih, even i left my heart here 3 years back when i visited zurich n bern..mmg i vowed to come here n explore this country again
tak pegi TItlis but i made to jungfrau...no words can describe my feeling n the pictureques scenery...n ur beautiful camera captured again the everrr extraordinary swiss
mmg i teringin beli umah in swiss kalo jdk miliionaire..hekhkhekhhke

Anna said...

Wah, cantiknya gambar. Look so lively. Rasa macam saya ada kat sana.

pulut coco said...

masyaallah cantiknya pemandangan....

and u are very artistic..love all ur pics..ade seni.(dah mmg u org seni!)

nwy,what camera do u use?
xoxo

Aan Andes said...

Bestnya! Hmmppphhh *jeles*

muhamadakmalwahab said...

wah wah wah...swiss was not really my cup of coffee...but the pics was fantastic...especially the train going thru the mountains...whoaa...hehehe...

wahdi said...

Miss Behave, Thnx for the compliments!! me too I nak beli umah kat ST Moritz, belakang umah ada sungai air mineral *matilah berangan

Anna- Thanks Anna! glad to hear that!

Pulut- thanks! kan, mmg pemandangan indah belaka..I pakai DSLR Olympus

AAn- hehehe, nxt time u gi k!

Akmal- ahaha aku paham bro!, back packers mmg tak gi tempat2 exclusive, *gethu!

zafi said...

superb view!!!

muhamadakmalwahab said...

hampeh punya statement...hahaha...

i've been to swiss before...tapi i dont really find it to be interesting...ntah ler...ataupun aku pergi tempat yang tak sepatutnya...

aku pergi dulu geneva...zurich dengan luzern...tapi seriously aku lebih suka germany...

tengku asmadi said...

missbehave said...

to muhamadakmalwahab....probabably u r more of a 'city person' like the venice, milan, rome u've been before..where i dont know bout wahdi, but definetely swiss i where my heart is ;p ngehhh

wahdi said...

Akmal - Ahaha tulah pasal, gila hampeh statement aku! :D aku paham ada tempat yg ko rasa tak kenan nak gi, cam aku lah, tak terdetik nak gi vietnam, kemboja dan beberapa lagi... tapi tunggu entry St Moritz seterusnya, sure hang suka sbb shopping atas tu mmg superb!

wahdi said...

TA- thanks! eh apsal ur comment tak kuar kat sini, kat dashboard kuar plak :)

MissB- I suka tempat yg ada culture / esotik / identity... hmm Kan? swiss mmg I kenan habis, rasa nak duk situ lah! :P

muhamadakmalwahab said...

hehehe...aku tau bro ko takkan gi CDG kat Siem Reap...hahaha...

wahdi said...

ahahah tepat sekali bro! ^^

Anonymous said...

I loved Tirano,
I hope you managed to get lost in the Old Town, away from the Basilica. It is magic and crumbly-broken down in a wonderful way.
Libby
Australia

wahdi said...

Hi Libby, No I didn't managed to visit the old town! but I've planned to go to Tirano again next time!

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