Lugano is situated in Switzerland’s Southern Ticino canton. This is the only officially Italian-speaking part of the country. Situated on the shores of lake Lugano, the city is a beautiful and unforgettable destination for everyone.
If you take a funicular up to Monte San Salvatore – the towering peak above the city – you will see a typically Italianate view of red roofs spread out below you, as well as the blue waters of the lake, and the mountains beyond. Regional food specialties reflect this cultural background. After a hard day in the mountains, a bowl of Lugano’s hearty minestrone soup is just the thing. The surrounding area has great conditions for viniculture, and it is easy to join a tour of the wineries, which are often in man made caves.* You can travel from Zurich to Lugano by train. Your train ticket for this connection is included.