Ranked “the world’s happiest country”, Switzerland conjures up images of the Alps, chocolatiers and watchmaking, and remains a favorite vacation choice. What this little country lacks in size it makes up for in diversity in terms of culture and attractions. Book tickets to Switzerland with Alitalia and you’ll find a country of breathtaking scenery, intriguing historical sites, and diverse locals from all walks of life.
With more than 70 percent of the country covered by the Alps, it’s no surprise that the beautiful natural scenery as well as outdoor sports such as hiking and skiing are popular activities for tourists and locals alike. Be sure to sample the unique wines from the canton of Valais. Spend a day in Bern, whose medieval buildings have earned the city a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Those who plan to travel to Switzerland for an extended period should invest in a Swiss Museum Passport, which is valid for a whole month and offers free admission to over 180 museums across the country. Fly to Switzerland in July or early August to catch a celebration of Swiss National Day on August 1st, when Geneva celebrates for over a week with the “Fêtes de Genève” featuring funfairs, concerts and parades, and culminating in a breathtaking firework display.