Some of the best places to visit in Switzerland are not found in its clean, efficient and fairytale-like cities. They may be discovered in the mountains surrounding Switzerland’s lakes, in summer hamlets as that anchor trailheads into the Alps and the sublime hiking in Switzerland that awaits, and in chalets at the foothills of Switzerland’s famed ski mountains and ski resorts that turn the Switzerland winter into a living fantasy.

Surrounded by the nations of France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein, this landlocked treasure remains a melting pot of languages, traditions and freedoms that have kept Switzerland preserved and secure through the centuries. Protected by the Swiss Alps in the southern region and the Jura Mountains along its western border, Switzerland remains a haven of peace, rationality and diplomacy – essential qualities for savoring a rich and well-lived life and adept channels for securing the requirements of high finance and banking.

Add to these the sweetness of Switzerland’s seasons. Do not miss the Switzerland summer: cool and refreshing in the altitudes where trails lead to meadows of wild flowers, the calming bell sounds lazy grazing sheep and vistas of Switzerland’s lakes reflecting the mountain peaks. Switzerland in September brings out the sweaters as the cities beckon, free of the summer crowds. Switzerland in winter requires skill and a little snob appeal as the ski mountains open up for a rare powder experience. Europe’s mountain masters and glitterati head for such exciting spots as Gstaad, St. Moritz, Davos, and Crans-Montana to celebrate the snow in robust style. Switzerland attractions in spring begin the thaw with special festivals and a toast to the stunning blooms in motion. But it is winter all year round at Zermatt and Verbier, for those who chase the white peaks and seek the perfect getaway above the clouds.


Ultima Grand Villa Geneva is the latest addition to the Ultima Collection and the first of a series of Ultima properties to be located in and around Geneva that will offer both city center and country surroundings. This 21,500-square-foot, nine-bedroom villa is on the outskirts of Geneva, 20 minutes from city center, minutes away from Lake Geneva and comfortably close to Geneva International Airport. The location makes this villa perfect for business meetings, celebrations and getaways demanding a focus on wellness, quiet and convenience.



Why Choose a Villa in Gstaad? Consider living in a vast alpine garden in summer or a glistening fairytale of white wonder in the winter. Gstaad is all that – once described by Sound of Music star Julie Andrews as “the last paradise in a crazy world.” Such sounds still ring true as old wealth given to such romantic notions as horse-drawn carriages clopping down cobbled streets as visitors pass in their furs and finery mix with a more grounded populace of happy-go-lucky youth in ski gear and affordable fashions.

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You won’t get closer to terrace views of Switzerland’s iconic Matterhorn than Ultima Crans-Montana, cuddled by the Alps in the country’s southwestern frontier near the border of France. This mountain chalet spreads to nearly 50,000 square feet as its own private resort with ski-in/ski-out access to the fabulous Crans-Montana ski slopes.



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