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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  • The lake is easily accessible by car, train or bus... the view is amazing and there's a lot of activities to do  more »
  • Came here just when the sun is starting to set and it wasn't that crowded during winter so was nice to take a Leisurely stroll. Loved how the setting sun reflected a golden hue on the mountains/hills....  more »

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