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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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  • A truly enchanting landscape. Very clean. Truly romantic area. Parking a bit expensive. A real natural border between Italy and Switzerland.
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  • Lugano is very beautiful city, have the lake so big !!! In night time with light is very spectacular and romantic .... 
  • For Lugano we noticed this beautiful Lake, and we treated ourselves to a beautiful promenade. The location is very nice outdoors amid cigni....la nature is wonderful and sunny day accompanied us. Highly recommended!
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