We will be visiting Switzerland mid-April, staying with friends so our base is Zurich. We would like to travel to the Bellinzona, Lugano and possibly Como, Italy. I see that if I get on the right train from Zurich, I can get to Lugano in about 2 1/2 hours. I see that Bellinzona is a wonderful village, and Lugano also has many things to see/do. I am looking for suggestions and also recommendations for a reasonably priced hotel for an overnight. Would it be less expensive to stay in Italy? It is possible to also
see Como, Italy in this short time frame?
Thank you in advance for all of your suggestions!