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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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  • I didn't really think that this would be as spectacular as it turned out to be. I am an ocean person - not too many lakes near me. Beautiful though. 
    I didn't really think that this would be as spectacular as it turned out to be. I am an ocean person - not too many lakes near me. Beautiful though.  more »
  • A really beautiful town only 1 hour 15 mins on the train from Milan. The scenery is amazing, some nice shops and lovely atmosphere. 
    A really beautiful town only 1 hour 15 mins on the train from Milan. The scenery is amazing, some nice shops and lovely atmosphere.  more »
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  • Beautiful memories from this place. it's a lovely lake with fantastic scenic beauty and perfect for a walk. There are good view around lake and lot of Hotels.
  • Amazing place, romantic, quite, smell of nature, and much much more. I visited lake lugano from como. It was one full day trip to como and lugano. In my opinion, each city needs couple of days and maybe more. The center of the city is bigger than como. People are friendly. The only thing that you need to have swiss Franc with you, since thier exchange rate is not fared. Also, you may suffer from mobile data service since they are not part of EU. As a conclusion, i will visited again and again

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