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Travel Guide to Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano is a southern city in Switzerland, which is separated from the rest of the country by Monte Bre and San Salvatore mountain range. The city is located on the shore of Lake Lugano. Lugano became a major trading center already in the IX century. Because of this it was constantly conquered by different troops, including Spanish ones. Lugano became a part of the Swiss Union only in 1512. Nowadays this is one of the cities that belong to the Italian part of Switzerland. The city also remains the center of cultural and political life, industry and commerce.
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While visiting numerous architectural sights which are located in Lugano, you will find here magnificent parks with huge flower beds and subtropical unique plants. The main attractions of this place include the world's only museum of chocolate; Cantonal Art Museum, which art collections feature the works of Italian artists and other famous painters of Italian Switzerland; and the city museum, which exhibits a collection of works by local artists. You will also find several small historic towns near Lugano famous for their Italian influence.
On daytime Lugano offers numerous services mostly connected with recreational activities: water skiing, windsurfing, sailing boats and paraglayd, horse riding, golf and hiking on mountain slopes. At night the city offers various types of entertainment like visiting clubs, discos or attending an entertainment center named Kursal.
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