Lugano, Switzerland
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano, Switzerland

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Lugano is a town and a municipality in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy. The between 2004 and 2013 territorially vastly expanded municipality has a population of 63,185, and an urban agglomeration of over 150,000. The ninth largest Swiss town, it is the largest in Ticino and largest with an Italian speaking majority outside of Italy. The town lies on Lake Lugano, surrounded by the mountains of the Lugano Prealps. Wikipedia
Last Updated: 10/18/2020
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The sophisticated, balmy town of Lugano on the north is a perfect base for exploring the region. It sits on the north end of Lake Lugano ("Lago di more
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