Lugano, the picturesque town in the Ticino region of Switzerland is the most popular tourist destination in Switzerland.
Nestled in a bay surrounded by mountains on the northern side of Lake Lugano, it is known as the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland” since its become a playground for celebrities, famed athletes and entertainers over the years.
With a population of about 70,000 residents, Lugano is the 9th largest city in Switzerland and is the largest Italian speaking majority outside of Italy. Italian is actually the official language of the region. The climate is perfect offering a slightly oceanic and subtropic climate. So, how could you come to hate such a beautiful place?
Here’s 6 reasons why you’ll come to hate Lugano, Switzerland:
#6. You’ll hate how fucking beautiful it is. Like, the views are disgustingly stunning.
I think the photos pretty much speak for themselves.
#5. You’ll hate having to sell your kidney on the black market to pay your bills upon your return after an extravagant shopping spree.
Lugano is an attractive shopping destination offering loads of luxury designers, like Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Salvatore Ferragamo, but also tons of boutiques by indie and local designers. There are all kinds of shops and department stores to buy anything your heart desires.
#4. You’ll hate the plethora of fun to be had.
From gambling to paddle boarding to sailing, Lugano offers a wide array of activities. you can enjoy the Mediterranean temperatures, palm and olive trees. If you really want to relax, just sit at a table in one of the squares. And with its mild climate, you can do what everyone else does here: eat, drink , and be merry! If you’re an adventure junkie or in need of something more thrilling, you can go skydiving, paragliding, canyoning or hot air ballooning in nearby Ticino.
#3. You’ll hate all the delicious food you’ll have to choose from and devour.
Lugano is home to several Michelin star restaurants, including the critically acclaimed Arte Gallery al Lago restaurant. Plus, who doesn’t love Italian and Mediterranean cuisine?
#2. You’ll hate how close it is to Italy and the best of Switzerland.
Lugano is just a 2.5 hours drive from Zurich, 1 hours to Lake Como, and 1,5 hours to Milan. You will definitely hate yourself for not extending your trip and visiting one of these cities!
#1. You’ll hate yourself for leaving.
Getting There: Lugano has its own local airport (code: LUG) with direct flights from Zurich, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam and many other cities in Europe. You can also get to Lugano by car (2.5 hrs from Zurich; 1.5 hrs from Milan, 1 hr from Como) or via the inter-regional rail system.