Lake Lugano, Lugano

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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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  • So pretty surrounded by the mountains, the dolce vita starts here! Renting Boats, kayaks, big tourists boats the choice is wide!  more »
  • Lugano offers many choices to spend a lovely time there. Rent a motor boat and spend a few hours on the lake (at least 2 hours as time flies), relax at a small beach location (lido di lugano), or go.....  more »
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