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Enjoy Panoramic Views from the Top of Monte Generoso

If you want to enjoy panoramic views while standing on a mountain top you should pay attention to the Monte Generoso mountain during your vacation in Lugano. It is otherwise called Calvagione. Its western and southern sides are the property of Switzerland. The North and East sides of the mountain belong to Italy. The mountain has a height of 1704 meters. It is located between 2 lakes: Como and Lugano. You can take a hike to get to the top of Monte Generoso and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views. The walk will be long and difficult due to the steep slopes. You can also take the narrow gauge train, sitting in the car in the village of Capolago.
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Take a Funicular Ride to the Top of Mount San Salvatore

One of the main natural attractions of Lugano is the Mount San Salvatore. It is located several kilometers south of the city. The observation deck is equipped there. You can get to it by the funicular. It is open from 9 am to 6 pm every day from March 15 to November 15. It departs every 30 minutes from the Paradiso station which is located in the Lugano-Paradiso area. If you arrive at the observation deck you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Lepontine Alps and Lugano.

Climbing the Monte Bre Mountain

The Monte Bre Mountain is located in the east of Lugano. It has not very steep slopes. You can go skiing here in the winter months. You can reach its top on foot or by funicular. You will also have the chance to combine a funicular trip with a boat trip on the lake. If you reach the top station you can take photos of the city landscape from a great height. If you have the opportunity to come here on Friday or Sunday you will visit the museum of the German artist Wilhelm Schmid. Copyright
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Land Outdoor Activities

Various options for outdoor activities on land are waiting for you in Lugano. For example, you can make an exciting trip on the mountain bike. You will rent it. You will be able to choose the number of kilometers that you will definitely have enough strength for. The smallest distance is 5 kilometers, and the largest one is 120 kilometers.
If you prefer long-distance running you can participate in the annual Scenic Trail race. It follows a scenic route from mount Tesserete to mount Mont Bre. You will need good physical preparation. You can choose the distance you can run: 24 kilometers or 52 kilometers.
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Entertainment on Lake Lugano

If you prefer water activities you can spend time on Lake Lugano. It is 33 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide. You can swim in the water warmed up to 24°C. You can also sunbathe on the picturesque beach or choose an active leisure activity. You can go water skiing, surf the waves on a surfboard or sailboard, scuba dive, or go rowing and fishing. However, you should buy a license to fish. You can also use the swimming pools of the Lido di Lugano beach. They are open to the public from 10:00 to 19:30 every day.

Voyage on Lake Lugano

If you want to walk on the water surface of Lake Lugano you can go to the beach located in the center of Lugano. You will go on a trip on a rented boat. You can also contact the company "Societa Navigazione del Lago di Lugano". You will purchase a ticket for one excursion trip or buy a ticket that is valid for 3 days there. You will get the opportunity to visit one of the catamaran rental stations during your trip to the lake. You can rent a watercraft for 30 minutes or 60 minutes there.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Lugano
♥   Restaurant 'Principe Leopoldo' Lugano. Type - International|Mediterranean cuisine. 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Grotto Grillo' Lugano. Type - Regional cuisine. 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria Gallo d’Oro' davesco-soragno. Type - Italian. 3.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Da Candida' CAMPIONE D’ITALIA. Type - French. 3.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Grotto Antico' Bioggio. Type - Classic cuisine|Italian. 4.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lugano
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Castello Visconteo' , 23 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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