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Lake Lugano, Lugano

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Protected by low mountain ranges, the glacial Lake Lugano features its own Mediterranean microclimate, warm enough to encourage the growth of citrus and palm trees. The lake sits on the border between northern Italy and southern Switzerland, an area rich in diverse plant life and fossils from prehistoric times. Lugano, a Swiss resort town with a decidedly Italian flavor, serves as a convenient base for sightseeing tours of the mountain-rimmed lake region. Get to know the area quickly by joining a guided boat ride along the lake's picturesque shores, or take the funicular to one of the surrounding mountaintops. Add Lake Lugano to your Lugano travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lugano tourist route planner.
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  • Ideal for stopover or a one-day visit from Italy. If you relax on Lake Como, Lugano is just half an hour away and new emotions from another country is guaranteed. Although they say here in Italian is already a big difference externally is another architecture, perfectly vystrizhennye and well-manicured lawns, and ... prices are several times higher than the Italian. A pleasant stroll on the long promenade. And in the local art gallery that directly on the waterfront, will surely run into swindlers at cool exhibition. For example, Cezanne and Monet.
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  • The view of the Lake and its surroundings from Lugano is beautiful, the city has a beautiful promenade along the Lake. Many restaurants, even at Swiss.
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  • Lugano, a lay back heavily Italian influenced town located at the southern east of Switzerland. It is very tranquil and scenic here. A most wonderful place to take in the sights by casual walk or by a...  more »