Ticino’s lush, mountain-rimmed lake isn’t its only liquid asset. The largest city in the canton is also the country’s third most important banking centre. Suits aside, Lugano is a vivacious city, with chic boutiques, bars and pavement cafes huddling in the spaghetti maze of steep cobblestone streets that untangle at the edge of the lake and along the flowery promenade.
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Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como and Lugano from Milan
Visit Italy and Switzerland in one day on a relaxing daylong excursion to Lake Como and Lugano from Milan! After discovering Gothic churches and enchanting streets in the lakeside town of Como, hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise around chic Lake Como. In the afternoon, cross the border to Switzerland and make the most of some free time to discover Lugano’s delights.