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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. Arrange to visit Lake Lugano and other attractions in Lugano using our Lugano road trip planning site.
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  • Took a gastronomic boat tour with friends. One side ok lake is in Switzerland and the other side in Italy. Nice and different architecture on both sides 
    Took a gastronomic boat tour with friends. One side ok lake is in Switzerland and the other side in Italy. Nice and different architecture on both sides  more »
  • Sea promenade, walkways, museums and parks as city free from traffic are unique and well kept, we really enjoy it! 
    Sea promenade, walkways, museums and parks as city free from traffic are unique and well kept, we really enjoy it!  more »
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  • Bigger than my bathtub, bur smaller than the atlantic ocean.
  • A Swiss gem!

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