Chiesa di San Abbondio is a small church in Gentilino, a town just above Lugano, Switzerland. This church is probably not on the tourist map or in every guide book of the area but I think it is a must see. You can drive to the church from Lugano but I advise walking (my prefered way of getting around because you see more) because the initial impact of this church is best when you are walking. The church itself is not spetacular but the layout is – there are two paths that lead up to the church, each lined with Cypress trees. It’s a breathtakingly quaint spot.
I spent three and a half years in Lugano and I took more photos of this church than anything else. This photo shows the church after a day of snow and the cypress trees are casting long shadows on the white ground.