The view from the top is absolutely fabulous! It was early in the morning, so there was a lot of haze over the lake, but that only increased the sense of unreality of the surroundings. The walk down was also very pleasant, with every turn of the very steep path leading to a new view of the bay, of the forest, or of the vineyards that cover the lower slopes.
Alas, all good things must come to an end, so tired and satisfied I headed for Genéve, via Zurich. Of course I had to stop in Zurich, the famous center of finance. Zurich is in German-speaking north Switzerland and, wouldn’t you know it, at the shore of Zurichsee. It is a great metropolis, where the people seem to live fast, stressful lives. The trams are full of people and the streets buzz with excitement (or maybe I am imagining things because I was coming from the very relaxed Italian-speaking region, and a pretty sunny day would bring people out anywhere in Europe).