The first stop on the tour is an aperitivo, so I spent the morning exploring the town and doing a spot of shopping. I stopped for a moment on the lakeside for a photo of the Brissago Islands, the only botanic gardens in Switzerland on an island and home to plant species from all over the world. The Seven Easy has a stunning terrace from which you can watch people coming and going on the promenade. With the blue sky and equally blue lake, I immediately felt like I was on holiday. The elaborate aperitivo of goat’s cheese from a nearby valley and a glass of local white wine were the perfect way to end my morning. As my next stop was not far away, I decided to enjoy the atmosphere for a while, taking advantage of the sun and the incredible views. The Osteria Nostrana, the tour’s second stop, boasts traditional and welcoming decor. They offered me a large portion of risotto with a glass of white Merlot.