Well, I worry even writing this, but it looks like our postponed move to Italy is finally on. We're booked to leave Aug 23. I am desperately hoping both Canada and the countries we're traveling through can keep the lid on infection rates for a few more weeks.
Based on official EU publications, it appears we can comply with Italian quarantine regulations by staying in a Schengen country for at least 14 days before entering Italy. We need to do so anyway, to get our daughter settled into her master's program and find her a place to live in Lugano.
We cannot enter Italy during this time, obviously, though that isn't a hardship. We just have to watch the borders on Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore to stay on the correct side. I am so exhausted with getting ready (again) for the move that was delayed in April that I don't want to make lots of plans. We will rest, keep our distance from others, and wear our masks. But we still want to explore the area a little bit as Switzerland does not require quarantine (today.) We will have a leased car, and will likely stay off public transit this time. We will not take a long trip into the interior of Switzerland, we'll just stay in Ticino. There will be time to travel more widely in the future, I hope.
Do any of you have a few favourite places to see or eat in Ticino to share? I'd love to hear about them.