"Welcome to my hometown, Lugano!" Top 5 Page for this destination Lugano by musti72

Lugano Travel Guide: 412 reviews and 1,087 photos

Welcome to Lugano! It's a small city (about 50'000 people) but the largest city of the Canton Ticino, the southern italian speaking part of Switzerland, where italian and mediterrean way of life is mixed with swiss precision and efficiency.
It's laid on a bay of Lake Lugano (or Lake Ceresio), between the two mountains Monte San Salvatore and Monte Bre.
For this scenery Lugano is sometimes also called little Rio de Janeiro.
I hope my tips will help you to plan your trip and to enjoy your stay here in Lugano!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautyful landscape, good food and nice weather.
  • Cons:Of course, none ;-)
  • In a nutshell:Palm Trees in Switzerland!
  • Intro Updated Jun 26, 2003
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  • Nov 3, 2008 at 8:26 AM

    Hi! Is the Ristorante degli Artisti up the hill from town in a flattened wide spot in the road, a small courtyard of just a few buildings. I had such a marvelous meal there and have wondered what the name was ever since. PamelaHillNettleton@comcast.net

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    Sep 17, 2004 at 8:04 AM

    Wonderful tips! We will be in Lugano in about two weeks. Your pages, unbelievably, have gotten me even more excited. Thanks for the good work.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2004 at 9:36 AM

    A great collection of tips to get the tourist started on this magical area of Switzerland.

  • KaiM's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2004 at 8:39 AM

    what a beautiful place! Good page!

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2003 at 8:13 AM

    I saw lake Lugano only from the top of Italian side of mountains. :) It seems lovely, I hope to see it from the ground some day as well. :)

  • fouads's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2003 at 3:36 AM

    Nice pages with great nature pic, pl. keep on to see the beauty of Lugano :-)

  • gosiaPL's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2003 at 5:28 AM

    Cute page, Yves! Now I see that Lugano is more than just winter sports :-)

  • Janni67's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2003 at 2:05 AM

    What a beautiful town to live in :) Great tips and photos, Yves!

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2003 at 1:53 AM

    Great pages, I don't know about eating horse steak though! Gandria looks beautiful!!

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2003 at 5:08 AM

    just beautiful!!!


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