Tag Archives: St. Moritz

Design & Style: Fornasetti ‘Sun Star’ Tapestries (2022)

Fornasetti presents a series of 12 hand-knotted tapestries named ‘twelve months and twelve suns’ as well as a previously unseen 13th tapestry.

Fornasetti: precious porcelain, refined furniture and home accessorize illustrate the Atelier’s creativity. The decorations play with shapes and turn everyday objects into multiples of art. The world of Fornasetti floats between imagination and reality, enriched by cultural references and artistic allusions. This is why a Fornasetti object is not simply something to possess, it is something to live and be inspired by.

Train Travel: The Glacier Express In Switzerland

Hannah Hummel checks in on our behalf for the Glacier Express: The journey starts in the winter sports resort of St. Moritz, a vacation destination for the jet set. The eight-hour journey will take her to Zermatt on the Matterhorn – one of the Swiss Alps’ highest peaks.

Along the way, the train traverses a pass some 2,000 meters up, crossed almost 300 bridges and trundles through 91 tunnels. Travelers can marvel at panoramas of spectacular mountain scenery through the train’s extra-large windows. On the journey, enjoy the exclusive on-board service including a three-course meal of Swiss cuisine. Tickets in Excellence Class cost 650 euros, giving you a seven-course meal with wine pairing, champagne, and even a concierge.

Sunday Morning: News And Stories From London, Kyiv, St. Moritz & Bangkok

Monocle’s Emma Nelson and panellists cover the weekend’s defining stories, with check-ins from our editors and correspondents in Kyiv and Bangkok. Plus: Tyler Brûlé on the stories making headlines in continental Europe.

Winter Walks: St. Moritz, Southeast Switzerland

St. Moritz is a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley. It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, has the Cresta Run, a world-championship bobsled run made of natural ice, and an outdoor Olympic ice rink. Its frozen lake hosts polo, cricket and even horse racing on ice. Ski and snowboard areas include Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch, and there are well-groomed cross-country ski trails. 

Train Rides: Bernina Express – Tirano To St. Moritz, Switzerland

Here, Bernina Express Train’s full journey for the first time in 4K 60fps resolution between Tirano (Italy) and St. Moritz (Switzerland) is presented on YouTube. This famous panoramic journey has UNESCO World Heritage status. It begins through the palms of Italy and climbs up to 2,253m to the glistening Glaciers (Alp Grüm Palü and Ospizio Bernina) and passes around pristine Glacial Lake Lago Bianco and Lago Nero in the most spectacular way……..from Palms of Italy to Mountains to Glaciers to Pristine Glacial Lakes! Watch and Enjoy Pristine Swiss Landscapes. During its longest panoramic journey, Bernina Express Train crosses almost 200 bridges and covers the greatest height difference in the altitude of 1824m [Tirano 429m and Alp Grüm 2253m]. The Bernina Express, the highest railway in the Switzerland Alps region (asl 2253m, without cogs), is a part of Rhaetian Railway (RhB) that offers many beautiful and unique railway journeys with UNESCO World Heritage status.

Vintage Views: ‘Passione Engadina 2021’ – St. Moritz, Switzerland (Video)

The tenth edition of Passione Engadina has come to an end, presenting an incredible parterre of vintage Italian cars all gathered in the splendid setting of St. Moritz and the Graubünden passes. For this edition, the guest of honour was Ferrari, thanks to the collaboration with Kessel. To celebrate the tenth edition together with Ronnie Kessel, sponsor since the first year, 30 sportscars were admitted to the race, with a separate classification. On the streets of St Moritz and the Engadin, in addition to rare and exceptionally beautiful classic cars, powerful Ferrari sportscars were on display, including two Monza SPs. One car that caught the attention of participants and passers-by was the Kimera EVO37, driven by Luca Betti (former Rally driver and Founder of Kimera Automobili). The public was also able to admire some unique pieces on display in front of the Kulm Hotel in St Moritz, the home of Passione Engadina: a Ferrari 512 M Prototype, a Ferrari 206 S, and a Ferrari 206 SP.

Train Travel: ‘Chur To St. Moritz, Switzerland’ On Albula Railway (Video)

The world heritage listed Albula Railway. With it’s 55 bridges and 39 tunnels, it is one of the most spectacular narrow gauge railways in the world. The centerpiece is the 5866m long Albula tunnel, which at 1820m above sea level, is the second highest alpine tunnel in Switzerland. Our journey starts in Chur, the terminus station of the SBB normal gauge line from Zürich.

Top Train Travel: ‘Glacier Express’ In Switzerland

The Glacier Express is a direct train from Zermatt to St. Moritz. The train is also referred to as the ‘slowest express train in the world’: the journey takes about 8 hours. There is a good reason for this slow pace: the train squeezes its way through the Alps, through narrow valleys, tight curves, 91 tunnels, and across 291 bridges.