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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$16 BOOK WITH VIATOR Guided Walk from Lugano to Gandria promoted by Lugano Region - return by boat
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Lovely beautiful lake on the Swiss Italian border with boats and walks to entertain and relax. Water is clean and the atmosphere was pure holiday. more »
One of my favorite places in switzerland. This wasnt in our IT, we were staying in Lucern abd had read that this was a good place to go if it was rainy in lucern. We were so happy we went here as..... more »
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