Today we headed to the mountain town of Zermatt. Anyone who skis has heard of Zermatt and the Matterhorn. It’s about 90 minutes from Sion. It’s not possible to drive in the town, we arrived in Täsch which has a huge new car park bought train tickets to take us up the mountain to the town of Zermatt. It’s a short 12 minute train ride to the town of Zermatt. Zermatt is everying a Swiss ski town should be (including the hoard of tourists). Lots of beautiful buildings, a main road filled with shops, restaurants and hotels. The town is overshadowed by the very majestic and iconic Matterhron moutain. It was clear in the town, and the moutain was partially obscured by clouds for most of our visit, but still very impressive. We spent a bit of time walking around, followed by a fantastic lunch at Molino. I had the Molino pizza which consisted of Tomatoes, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, peppers and oregano. On a thin crust right from the pizza oven. It was very good. Deanna had the Spagheti al Pesto, and given there was not a scrap left in her bowl, I think she enjoyed it as well.

After lunch, we wandered about for a bit, taking in the sights and listening to Cedric tell stories of various trips he, his freiends and recently family have taken to Zermatt. Deanna and I had some Gelato, which instantly transported us back to our Itallian trip of 2011. It’s actually possible to ski into Italy from Zermatt which gives you a bit of as sense of how close we were. The lunch and gelato proved that in spades.

Deana picked up a few souvenirs for our nieces and nephew back home which I’m sure they will enjoy.

Back to Saviese we went, just in time to have Cedric and Dana’s little niece and nephew dropped off for an overnight stay. They’re six and three and about as adorable as you can imagine. We had another meal of BBQ’d chicken, sausages and a salad. Along with wine. Much wine. Much tasty wine.

It was a really fantastic day and we’re going to miss our Swiss hosts when we leave tomorrow to head to Stuttgart where we’re flying from on Saturday. More about that leg of the trip tomorrow.