Indeed I have been there, several times in fact. But that was not the region I visited this time. On a strange turn of events, a friend of mine was just so happened to be stopping by the Swiss village where I was staying. He has a plane (this model), and offered to bring me along on his 2 days in Italy. Better yet, being a fellow "airfield bum" himself, he knows me from when I was flying planes too. So he offered to let me be his co-pilot! Getting back into the pilot's seat, and being in Italy, I could never refuse an offer like that. Flying a plane again, feels so good! Have I ever mentioned how much I love piloting?
A week in Switzerland, then 2 days in Italy, and flying a plane again, this is one of the most fun I have had in years, to the point where I genuinely did not want to come home at all.