SCHOOLS CAMPIONE

Campione has an excellent primary school and high school. Classes are entirely in Italian. In Lugano there are many schools, public and private including ‘The Franklin and Tessin High School and College” an elite English language boarding school that accepts day students. We understand this old Swiss school on Via Ponte Tresa is co-ed and…

TRANSPORTATION

For transportation, the major city of Milan and its two international airports are only an hour’s drive away. Public transport is available and costs about US $15 each way. It is best to buy a round-trip ticket from Italy as Swiss transport is more expensive. Malpensa airport is closer tc Campione, but Milan’s Linate airport…

BARGAIN SHOPPING

A special trip for our readers is to patronize the supermarkets and discount clothing stores at the giant commercial shopping center just off the freeway in nearby Chiasso. This operation was set up at the Italian-Swiss border to serve day-trippers from Italy in search of bargains. It’s a genuine shopper’s paradise. Avoid the crowds on…

IF YOU INSIST UPON A HIGH PROFILE LIFESTYLE

We have observed that there is a category of people who are psychologically unable or unwilling to live with a low profile. They want to engage in conspicuous consumption, show off jewels and expensive cars and gamble with big denomination chips at the casino. They give extravagant parties and enjoy being profiled in newspaper articles…

DEALING WITH THE BUREAUCRATS AND THEIR FORMS

Can one rent or buy an apartment in Campione or buy a house and live there without any government residence permit? Followers of the PT theory may be tempted to just rent and not bother to register with the police. They would then leave and return to the country every three months to avoid visa…