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Lake Lugano, Lugano

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • Found cheap parking at the bus depot as very difficult to park otherwise . Great place to visit and just a few minutes into Italy for market shopping.  more »
  • The lake of Lugano region is amazing because of its spectacular views over the lake and the mountainous surroundings. It is especially beautiful when you go there early spring when in the Northern...  more »
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