Vella is situated approximately 85 miles (137 kilometers) east of Bern, the country's capital, and approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Lucerne.
Vella is not the only place in this popular region worth seeing; those with enough time should also hit the road and discover the special qualities of the surrounding landscapes, communities and cultural attractions. For something different, check out the Brigels Ski Resort and Obersaxen Ski Resort in and around Brigels, another place in Switzerland, some 6 miles (10 kilometers), away from Vella. Another idea is to make your way over to Flims. It's approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Vella and is home to the Flims Ski Resort and Foppa Gondola Lift.
Around 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east of Vella is Arosa, a regional city where you can explore Hornli Gondola, Tschuggenhutte and Weisshorn. If you're looking for more, consider checking out Ski-Club Arosa, Arosa Weisshorn Valley Gondola and Arosa Ski Resort before returning to Vella.
Ask a local for their must-see places around Vella, they'll often point to the region's much-loved open-air markets.
This spot has some great places for rafting, so be sure you leave room in your schedule to fit it in. Canoeing is another popular activity here. Explore a side of Vella many visitors will never see by accompanying a local guide on one of the guided nature walks.
When the time comes to head back to your friends at home, you'll be bidding this special place a sad Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell).