Lake Lugano is, which is very close to the Swiss-Italian border is a quaint area tucked away into the hills. On the day I visited rain was heavy but I decided to take a boat ride from Lugano to a tiny town called Gandria, that can only be accessed by boat or by foot. The small town had such an "old-world" feeling. This photograph embodies that area for me...timeless.
The Swiss train system is top-notch and trains run from Zurich to Lugano throughout the day. I highly recommend taking the time to visit these small towns because they really are beautiful.