This is in Ticino. It's the italian part of Switzerland so it basically feels like you're in Italy - Italian speaking people around you, beautiful Italian architecture, palm trees, and delicious pizza and pasta!This was taken from the mountain San Salvatore in Lugano. The lake is Lago Lugano which extends until Italy.
The St. Bernard is a breed of very large working dog from the Italian and Swiss Alps, originally bred for rescue. The breed has become famous through tales of alpine rescues, as well as for its enormous size.