"Swiss town on the lake" Lugano by draguza

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Tiny tidy town

Since as early as the Middle Ages, Lugano has been the hub of a thriving traffic of goods and, particularly, it has been the home of one of the most popular cattle fairs in Europe, an event, which has given Lugano celebrity and prosperity. The third component of our economy is the sector of financial and banking services. This sector, the last one to make its appearance, is presently the main driving force of our economy. It started to develop in the post-war years following the Second World War; between the Sixties and the Seventies it made the City the third financial market in the Confederation and nowadays it meets the most sophisticated demands of the high-tech service industry. In spite of the changes which occurred in the financial and banking sector, with the well-known concentrations in the Nineties, Lugano continues to be an attractive market to such an extent that new international banks have recently decided to establish themselves in Lugano.

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  • Pros:Fresh and clean air
  • Cons:Too small
  • Last visit to Lugano: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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