FRIBOURG AS SEEN BY…
THE DYNAMISM OF A STUDENT CITY
Fribourg’s lakes – ideal for a spot of stand-up paddle boarding (Lake Neuchâtel, Estavayer-le-Lac), or any other water sport for that matter.
Marco Crotti moved from his native Ticino to Fribourg to attend university. When he finished his studies in the late 1980s, he may have left his adopted canton, but he did take a part of Fribourg with him… his future wife! “Around 10 years ago, we decided to move back with our three children” to the cantonal capital, specifically Fribourg’s Old Town “where we lived when we were younger”, recalls the Managing Director of UBS Fribourg. “I felt like I had come home. It’s such a great place to live, with its mix of modernity and medieval stonework!” Marco Crotti particularly appreciates the welcoming and hospitable nature of the Fribourg people. “As someone from a Latin culture, this is a major compliment”, he jokingly explains. However, what he particularly loves is “the really youthful vibe in Fribourg”, largely thanks to its considerable student population. “That really stood out for me, even during my own student days. These young people bring added energy to the city, giving it a slightly ‘underground’ and charming feel.”
Marco Crotti's favourites ❤ : see photographs below