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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Best Switzerland Cities Bucket List
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Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland in the region of Ticino close to the Italian border. The city sits in a picturesque setting on shores of Lak...read more
Things to do in Lugano - Holidays to Switzerland
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Though rather narrow, Lake Lugano is very deep, reaching depths of 288 metres in places. The lake has a rugged beauty that never fails to charm, and ...read more
Travel Guide Lugano Ticino Switzerland
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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 Lu...read more
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The first time I traveled from Zurich to Lugano 8-9 years ago, I was awestruck. The scenery is one of a kind, and ever since then, train travel has b...read more
Lucerne Things To See And Do
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Lucerne is situated in central Switzerland on the major railway lines to Locarno and Lugano near the Italian border, Lake Constance on the German and...read more
The 7 Best Things To Do In Lugano, Switzerland
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Of all the things to do in Lugano, Lake Lugano is a definite highlight and at nearly 50 square kilometers it can rival nearby lakes Como and Maggiore...read more
Things To Do In Lugano 3
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I arrived in Lugano by train and took a taxi to my hotel. In search of the best things to do in Lugano, I quickly dropped my luggage in my room. With...read more
Best Day Trips From Lugano Switzerland
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One of the best things to do in Lugano is to get out on the lake. There are many different ways to experience Lake Lugano. Take a scenic round-trip c...read more
Best Things To Do In Lugano Travel Guide
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For one of the best views of Lugano, ride the funicular to the top of Monte Brè. Once at the top, dine at one of several restaurants, go hiking or mo...read more
Gotthard Panorama Express Switzerland
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The Gotthard Panorama Express is a scenic boat and train ride operated by SBB, the Swiss railway company. The route goes from Lucerne, via boat to Fl...read more
Hiking Switzerland Castagnola To Gandria On The Sentiere Dell Olivo
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To join the hike at Gandria, walk down to the lakefront and follow signs toward Lugano. To join the hike in Castagnola, head to the waterfront there ...read more
Ask A Local What Should I Doseeeat In Lugano Switzerland
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I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, but after school and about five years in my career in the central U.S., my husband and I moved to Lugano. ...read more
Grand Train Tour Switzerland
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Switzerland. It has majestic mountains, CGI-perfect green scenery and cities so pristine youd be forgiven for thinking they were mere decades in age...read more
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May people wonder whether Lugano is in Switzerland or in Italy. Although Lugano is a Swiss city, everybody here speaks Italian. The border between th...read more
10 Offbeat Places In Switzerland For Solitude Seekers
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2018 Holiday Gift Guide
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According to Dany Stauffacher, the founder of the Sapori Ticino gourmet festival, marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) from Giglia make the perfect gif...read more
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A Weekend In Bellinzona Switzerland With Kids
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Mt Pilatus From Lucerne Switzerland
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Since we already planned to take a boat ride on our Gotthard Panorama Express tour from Lucerne to Lugano, we saved the boat ride and took the local ...read more
Beautiful Lakes To Visit In Switzerland
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Lake Lugano is a beautiful lake in the Ticino canton of Switzerland. Its location on the border between southern Switzerland and northern Italy has c...read more
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Lugano is a beautiful city that is located in southern Switzerland. One day is all you need to visit the highlights of Lugano, but with more time, it...read more
Guide To Honeymoon Places In Switzerland
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Cruise And Cook Lugano Switzerland
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Seriously. If you want a culinary bucket list experience that is a combination of intimate, educational, relaxing and quietly luxurious, the Cruise...read more
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Where To Stay In Switzerland
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When staying in Lugano, make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to bask in a green oasis. With properties usually backed by gardens or flower...read more
Fete Des Vignerons
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Throughout the Fête des Vignerons, the Spectacle created and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca honors these award-winning winegrowers and this regions...read more
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Switzerlands most southern town, Lugano, often regarded as the capital of Italian-speaking Switzerland, is a stark contrast to the other top Swiss c...read more
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Does Switzerland have nice cities? Yes, it does have charming and romantic cities and towns: Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Lugano, are just some of them....read more
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See Switzerland in a whole new light with a trip to the southern city of Lugano. Nestled on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Lugano, the city dubb...read more
Seeing Switzerland By Train Bus And Boat
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The five-hour journey on the Gotthard Panorama Express, an equally impressive panoramic premium train, starts in the Italian-speaking Ticino region (...read more
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9 Reasons Visit Switzerland In Winter Non Skiers
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Known colloquially as the Italian part of Switzerland, the canton of Ticino is surprising to many travelers, especially in summer. As you sip Prose...read more
Summer City Breaks In Switzerland
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The city of Lugano is a gourmets dream the whole year round....read more
Hotel International Au Lac
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A Swiss Travel Pass will not only cover the 2-hour rail journey south to Lugano it also provides free use of Public Transport in most towns and citie...read more
Cruising Lakes Switzerland
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In nearby Lugano, on Lake Lugano, dappled sunlight filters through lindens and horse chestnuts along the waterside promenade. A resort area called Pa...read more
How To Visit Ponte Dei Salti Lavertezzo Verzasca Valley
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We visited Ponte dei Salti in early July on a day trip from Lugano. After spending the morning in Lugano, we visited Ascona, a colorful little town o...read more
Visiting The Aletsch Glacier Switzerland
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You can see the proximity of Brig and Bettmeralp, in the top left of the map, to Lugano, Switzerland in the lower right. The grey line is the Italian...read more
Pre Alpine Express Train Switzerland
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Read more: Bernina Express from Lugano to St. Moritz and Chur...read more
Switzerland Train Travel
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Running between Lucerne and Lugano, this panoramic train of Switzerland starts by taking a cruise across Lake Lucerne in a steamboat before passenger...read more
Switzerland To Italy European Road Trip
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On our way to Lugano in Switzerland, we passed lake Como, treating us to yet more beautiful views. Lugano is a relaxed place with an upmarket town ce...read more
Best Time To Visit Switzerland
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On October 5 (sometimes), the residents of Lugano usher in the fall with local food, chestnuts, music, and a lot of wine. Theres also a similar Autu...read more
Saving Tips Traveling Bernina Express Train
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UNESCO Welterbe Pass unrestricted travel on two days (within four) on trains on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listed railway line between Thus...read more
Travel In Switzerland
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Although quite expensive, the engineering of these mountain railway lines is amazing. And the views are nothing less than spectacular. We went up Mt....read more
Switzerland Bucket List
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Italian language and culture notwithstanding, something about the idea of traipsing through cities like Lugano or Larcarno, or gliding over the glist...read more
Transportation In Switzerland
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There are also a few types of trains. The regional train, intercity train, etc; the trains differ in speeds and you can check them on the SBB app or ...read more
Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Switzerland
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Lugano is a town of parks and flowers. Although an important financial center and a conference, banking, and business center, it has become one of th...read more
Make My Switzerland App | Travel Blog Review
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When you launch the app you can select which Swiss city you are in or near: Bern, Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich, Lugano and Lucerne. Now its time ...read more
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It seems like every village in Switzerland has some sort of Christmas lights hanging along the roads. From simple stars hanging off lampposts to more...read more
Festivals In Switzerland 106810
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For three days in the medieval town of Lugano, 17 free jazz concerts entertain jazz fans from around the globe. It is now one of the biggest festival...read more
Solo Trip To Switzerland In 1000 Usd 8 Days 8 Cities Budget Trip
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By Air: Switzerland is well connected with the rest of the world and has seven international airports: Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lugano, St. Galle...read more
Lucerne On A Budget
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How to plan your 2 week Switzerland Train Itinerary?
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The Gotthard Panorama Express is all about the little town of Wassen that youll pass 3 times and the amazing viaducts of the Gotthard Pass. The trai...read more
Travel Glacier Express Train Swiss Alps
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Glamorous St Moritz (1775 m) is the final terminus of the Glacier Express trains. Travelers can overnight here in famous and luxurious hotels or desc...read more
Staying Connected Traveling On Switzerlands Train System
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Climbing aboard one of the many scenic railroads, travel groups will get an unobstructed view of Switzerlands alluring scenery. Scenic routes take t...read more
1weekinswitzerland
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Just as important as mountains are to the Swiss, so are palm trees. The last but not least stop during your fabled week is a trip down to Switzerland...read more
Best Music Festivals In Switzerland 201
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For five days in the medieval town of Lugano, set in the beautiful 19th century Piazza della Riforma, Lugano Estival Jazz is the premier musical even...read more
Switzerland Itinerary 7 To 21 Days In Switzerland
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This is similar to the 10-day itinerary, with the addition of Lugano, an extra day in the Bernese Oberland, and the option to take the Bernina Expres...read more
Hostels In Switzerland
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Its situated on the top of a very steep hill in Lugano and facilities include a swimming pool (with slide!) trampolines, volleyball courts and expan...read more
Bernina Express Train In Switzerland Guide
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Once in Tirano, you can disembark and check out the city, take the Bernina Express bus onwards to Lugano (summer only) or take it the way back to enj...read more
Best Places To Visit In Switzerland
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This is an Italian-speaking city in southern Switzerland known as the Monte Carlo of Switzerland, because of its growing popularity with celebritie...read more
Scenic Train Routes In Switzerland
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One of the most historic train journeys in Switzerland because it takes you from Lucerne to Lugano. The first leg of the trip takes you from Lucerne ...read more
Cheap Flights to Geneva Airport GVA, Switzerland
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Flybaboo is a Geneva-based regional airline. Although Flybaboo focuses more on the business traveler, it often has special deals and cheap flights fr...read more
Things To Do In Lucerne Switzerland
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Lucerne is the starting point for two of Switzerlands best scenic train rides. The Gotthard Panorama Express is a combined boat and train ride from ...read more
Switzerland Is A Winter Paradise
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North of the gorgeous Lake of Lugano, and bordering Italy in the South, sits the gorgeous city of Lugano, which is a completely different look at Swi...read more
Five Gorgeous Towns That Will Make You Dream Of Switzerland
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On the shores of Lake Lugano just a few miles from the city of Lugano lies the dreamy village of Morcote. This former fishing village is perched in a...read more
Places To Visit In Switzerland
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Based in the Italian speaking region of Ticino, Lugano shows you the eclectic mix of Italy and Switzerland. This is one of the best places to visit a...read more
One Day In Zurich
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Some Of The Best Visiting Place In Switzerland
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Traveling to Lugano; showed Switzerland in a different light bordering Italy in the south. The Italian influence is undeniable in the Kachina regio...read more
Rail ramble to see Lionesses | burslembandit
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Most work is now down the mountain in the valleys or on the lakesides in Lugano, Locarno, Mendrissio and other places....read more
50 Unique Things To Do In Switzerland
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It was actually really nice to look around a very small vineyard (the produce 35,000 bottles a year and dont export anything) as well as learning ho...read more
My City Things To Do In Lugano Switzerland With Kids
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Lugano is a pretty and compact city, with a lake, mountains and palm trees. Sadly, it offers very little in terms of child-friendly activities. The c...read more
A Weekend In Lugano Switzerland
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Thats when the kids suddenly became exhausted and hot, with sore legs and feet.  Despite their pleas to be carried the rest of the way down, they ma...read more
Switzerlands Top Castle Winery Experiences
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In 1998, Luigi Zanini bought the old farmstead that was later transformed into Castello Luigi. Situated in the Canton of Ticino, the Italian-speaking...read more
15 Reasons Why You Must Visit Switzerland
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Located in the heart of Europe, the landlocked country is bordered by four countries which are popular travel destinations as well: Germany, Italy, F...read more
5 Amazing Experiences To Have In Ticino Switzerland
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The Canton of Ticino combines a piece of the Italian Kitchen with Swiss delicacies. You dont want to miss the Risotto with parmesan and swiss porcin...read more
48 Hours In Lucerne What To See And Do
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With a little more time, youll be able to visit majestic Mount Pilatus and the surrounding area or head further afield to Lugano near the Italian bo...read more
Gruyere, Switzerland, What a Trip - Nancy D Brown
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Swiss Countryside photo taken from medieval village Gruyeres. Photo by Nancy D. BrownAre you visiting Gruyere, Switzerland for the first time? My fav...read more
Grand Tour Of Switzerland
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Now weve crossed over into Switzerlands Italian speaking region,  the canton of Ticino and theres a distinct Mediterranean feel as we pass Mesocco...read more
Traveling Switzerland
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    As grateful as I was to head to Zürich, I wanted more than anything to meet my cousin and truly travel the country. So, we decided to extend our ...read more
Language Schools In Switzerland 102138
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Be a VIP at These 5 Top Switzerland Luxury Hotels
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Villa Principe Leopoldo occupies a breathtaking location atop Collina dOro, which overlooks the city of Lugano and its gulf. The villa occupies a go...read more
Visiting Switzerland in April - Couple Of Travels
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A 3 hour train ride away from Zurich, Lugano is the Italian speaking town in southern Switzerland. The Italian influences are evident in the general ...read more
Education In Switzerland 100021
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Higher education includes technical and vocational schools, as well as universities, spread across cantons such as Basel, Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Ne...read more
From Switzerland to Italy: A Journey Through the Swiss Alps
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Finally, I was off to Italy, but not before I took a quick stop in the Italian-speaking Swiss town of Lugano in southern Switzerland. The train ride ...read more
From Switzerland to Italy: A Journey Through the Swiss Alps
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The Swiss Alps are a sight you must see for yourself. If you have only a few days in Switzerland, I would recommend following the itinerary I outline...read more
Campione d'Italia - Tax Haven - Detailed Guide
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The Hotel Campione is located just outside the Campione border overlooking the Campione Welcome Arch. It has a very agreeable Thai restaurant. On the...read more
Skiing Cari In Switzerland
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Its no secret, Switzerland is full of ski resorts (over 300), from small local hills, to massive resorts. Ticino hosts a few of these ski areas wi...read more