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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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  • This town and lake are worth a visit. Beautiful vistas in many different directions, lots of fun places to eat and drink, and, in the summer, great opportunities for water activities ranging from... 
    This town and lake are worth a visit. Beautiful vistas in many different directions, lots of fun places to eat and drink, and, in the summer, great opportunities for water activities ranging from...  more »
  • Lake Lugano is beautiful. We enjoyed walking on the promenade and also sailing on one of the lake boats for a one hour round trip. 
    Lake Lugano is beautiful. We enjoyed walking on the promenade and also sailing on one of the lake boats for a one hour round trip.  more »
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  • Bigger than my bathtub, bur smaller than the atlantic ocean.
  • A Swiss gem!

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