This fabulous and magnificent Aescher Hotel is located near Wildkirchli and just below the Ebenalp cliff. Ebenalp is the northernmost peak of the Appenzell Alps of Switzerland. Wildkirchli is a combination of three caves in the Alpstein massif of Appenzell. This marvelous mountain guest-house and hotel was built during 19th century.
This is in Ticino. It's the italian part of Switzerland so it basically feels like you're in Italy - Italian speaking people around you, beautiful Italian architecture, palm trees, and delicious pizza and pasta!This was taken from the mountain San Salvatore in Lugano. The lake is Lago Lugano which extends until Italy.