With its skyward spires, majestic mountain backdrop and flower filled meadows, the Swiss resort of St. Moritz is a postcard picture of provincial perfection. Mineral enriched springs allure weary travellers seeking revival and revitalisation while pretty mountain pastures prove perfect places to wander and absorb unpolluted air. In delightful contrast to the natural splendour of the town, refined restaurants and cosmopolitan cocktail bars decorate the lakeside promenade, ensuring all culinary cravings are perfectly satisfied. Cultural connoisseurs will be delighted by the excellent exhibitions in the museum and the imitable sights of the historic centre.
Many will be surprised to discover that the Italian town of Pisa isn’t the only place home to an iconic leaning landmark. The Leaning Tower of St. Moritz is a stunning sight that dates back to the 12th century. As a remnant of the glorious St. Mauritius Church that was demolished in the 19th century, the talismanic tower wows sightseers with its 5.5 degree inclination.
Undoubtedly the town’s most significant cultural contribution is the Seganti Museum, an airy and artfully lit exhibition space that primarily displays the early works of its eponymous artist. Expertly curated painting exude a luminosity typical of Seganti, proving the inspiring quality of Switzerland’s stunning scenery.
For a gourmet and grand experience of Swiss specialities, sample the decadent delights of Ecco on Snow Restaurant. Critically acclaimed by the prestigious Michelin guide, the refined restaurant serves perfectly presented meals created using fine, locally sourced ingredients. Typical dishes include pork belly and watercress, veal fillet and foie gras and wild salmon with almonds. (Via Maistra 3, St. Moritz, Switzerland)