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Sightseeing in Lugano - what to see. Complete travel guide

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.
The quiet city of Lugano attracts international travelers due to its superb events and festivals. Numerous interesting and unforgettable events which literally transform the city beyond … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Lugano
♥   Shopping area ' Via Nassa' Lugano, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Pessina' Lugano, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lugano
♥   Castle 'Cuasso al Monte Castle' Cuasso al Monte, 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Pontegana Castle' , 18 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Frascarolo Castle' Induno Olona, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Velate Tower' Varese, 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Varese Castle' Varese, 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Lugano
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 40.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 87.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Lugano from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Duomo di Milano

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
The cathedral is so great that it can accommodate up to 40 000 people. About 3 400 beautiful statues decorate a hall. The main symbol and the gem is the golden statue of Madonna, the patron saint of Milan. Paintings on walls and a ceiling of the cathedral require special attention. Some of them were created by the outstanding artist, Simone da Orsenigo. The roof of the cathedral has the great viewing platform that offers a spectacular view of the historic streets of Milan. … Read further

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
Over the past decades, the main church in Milan has remained a popular tourist attraction. The queue of those wishing to see the legendary frescoes doesn’t vanish, so it’s recommended to sign up for a tour several days in advance. Anyone who wishes to see the legendary fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, will have to undergo a special procedure. An outerwear has to be cleaned from the dirt using a dedicated gadget. Only after that, you can take a look at the amazing work of art. However, visitors can not admire it for more than 15 minutes. … Read further
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