Map of Vastra Frolunda for ch Train from Lugano (every 30min; 6min) or bus 439 (hourly; 8min) Halfway down Lake Lugano, at the point where the train tracks, main road and autostrada all cross the water on a low bridge, the village of MELIDE is home to the kitschy Swissminiatur. This small park features 1:25 scale models of just about every attraction in Switzerland, from Geneva’s cathedral to Alpine peaks, with moving model boats, trains and cable cars livening up the static displays. A wander past all 113 exhibits could fill a slow hour or two. Morcote and Vico Morcote At the Ceresio peninsula’s southern tip, 4km south of Melide, lies the captivating village of MORCOTE, once a fishing community and now eking out a living as a lakeside attraction, served by regular boats from Lugano. Its antiques shops and photogenic arcaded houses many from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are strung along the shoreline road. Just around the headland are gates into the Parco Scherrer (mid-March to mid-Oct daily 10am 5pm; July & Aug until 6pm; Fr.7), a romantic hillside garden of lush flora and exotic follies. Stepped lanes lead up the hill behind to Santa Maria del Sasso (Mon Fri 8am 6pm, Sat & Sun 9am 6pm; Nov March closed Mon Fri mornings), an atmospheric church with sixteenth-century frescoes and great views. Morcote’s waterfront is shoulder-to-shoulder caf s pleasant enough, but fairly generic (and often crowded). Map of Vastra Frolunda 2016.
Liseberg to V¤stra Frlunda by train, bus, line 830 night bus, car
Map of Vastra Frolunda Photo Gallery
Preston Andrew in Sweden: September 2013