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Preparing your trip to Lugano: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Lake Lugano cruise 1. The main transportation means of the city is a bus. Tickets should be bought in advance in specialized POS terminals, set in the bus stops. The prudent tourists should better buy a day travel pass for telling economy.
2. The only available transport at night is taxi. The car can be either called by phone or taken from a specialized taxi parking lot. Stopping a car in the street is not customary. Even in case of cruising the car will not stop. Despite of every taxi car being equipped with a counter the cost of the trip should better be specified in advance.
3. It is rather convenient to cruise the city by bicycle. Also the cycling tours through piedmont areas are popular among tourists. The best two-wheel transport rental centers are considered to be SFR Railway Station Lugano and Balmelli Sport.
4. Tourists are strongly recommended to go shopping backed with national currency. Currency exchange is available in one of the local banks or in the private currency exchange offices. The currency exchange offices located on the territory of the hotels or in close vicinity to hotels and inns should better be avoided as these offer the most unfavorable exchange rates.
5. In Lugano the system of cashless transfers is widely used. Credit cards are accepted in large stores, restaurants and refueling stations. Cash is needed for tourists eager to visit outdoor markets and small shops located far from the city center. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Restaurants and cafés have adopted the tipping system. In some upscale establishments the tips are included in the tab. For medium scale restaurants the 10% tipping is quite enough. In the eating houses and cheap cafes one can round up the sum and add 5% of tipping.
7. Many of Lugano entertaining places are seasonal and are open only in warm season. Thus, in summer one can find various open air dance floors and outdoor bars.
During the warm season the main entertainment for city visitors is beach recreation as the lake shore has several well equipped places. Tourists are provided with various water … Open
8. The upscale luxury hotels are located near the city center, that is why prudent travelers should give preference to the hotels located in the remote areas of the city. The city has an advanced public system of transportation, so it will not be a challenge to reach any of the city sites and places or recreation.
9. Setting off for a walk one should have a copy of an ID document. It should be authenticated in the hotel meanwhile the document in original as well as valuable things should be kept in safe in the hotel room.
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What to visit being in Lugano - unique sights

Verzasca Dam

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
In recent years, the jump price is around 255 Swiss francs at the time of the day. Tourists who want to jump in the night will pay a bit more. Verzasca is considered to be the purest river on Earth. The water is so pure that the view can reach 15 meters. This remarkable area is fabulous, especially in the spring, when the hills surrounding the river are lush with vegetation and flowers. … Read further

Borromeo Palace

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
A unique feature of the beautiful palace, hidden behind its unobtrusive walls, is the unique interiors, which include the rare marble and wood varieties, gold and precious stones. Throne Hall is considered to be the most magnificent, and in the Gobelinsaal you can see the unique masterpieces of Flemish art embroidered with gold. On the lower floor of the building are the unique shell caves decorated with the natural stalactites and shells of the whimsical forms. Isola Bella Island and the wonderful Palace have served as a venue for classical music concerts for several years. … Read further

Mario Bellini House

From the series “Extravagant houses and apartments of designers”
Mario Bellini was not engaged in the arrangement of his house on his own. He considers this approach extremely difficult and illogical. The architect believes that there should always be a desire to try something new in life. In his opinion, the arrangement of housing is an excellent chance to realize such an aspiration. The owner's caring attitude to the works of art and accessories in the style of the past years is visible in the interior of the house. There are wonderful Renaissance paintings and furniture made of dark wood here. … Read further

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Travelling to Lugano - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Lugano. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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