At dawn a hatch opens onto the deck of a sailboat. The light from the sun’s first rays and the clean, cool air lift his spirits. His first thought is the same every morning as he ponders the waters of the lake, his Lake Maggiore: “Blue is the colour of peace”.
Rolf Fliegauf, Mattias Roock and Marco Campanella, three of best chefs of Swiss gastronomy cooking in Ascona, enrich Ticino with four Michelin stars, offering unique culinary experiences.
“God made only water but man made wine” so wrote French poet Victor Hugo over one hundred years ago. Today his words resonate as winemaking becomes increasingly human-led rather than a natural process.
Few are the places where people can literally feel the seamless bond between land and water – havens where body and soul alike can take in the unrestrained beauty of both.
… or the “lightness of being”. This feeling that can barely be put into words. A feeling that is far from the speed of everyday life and in which the heaviness escapes.
A feeling that we can allow ourselves again and again…
Two noblemen from the Baltic region founded a religion and built a temple in Minusio. Their major work, a tondo entitled “The Clear World of the Blessed”, will be back on show to the public in Monte Verità on 2021.