Lugano is the largest city in the district of the same name in the canton Ticino, Switzerland. Over the past twenty years the city has developed significantly, making it the most important financial center after Zurich and Geneva and the nation’s seventh largest city. Lugano is located along the Cassarate river where it meets Lake Lugano.
In addition to its natural beauty which attracts many tourists, Lugano is a university city and a cultural center. From the Italian metropolis Milan you can reach Lugano in less than an hour by train or car; and for those who have a private jet the city is easily accessible via a regional airport.
Lugano has approximately 66,000 inhabitants, with an urban agglomeration population of over 145,000, and the region’s official language is Italian. A perfect place to spend the holidays, Lugano is known for its sub-tropical climate and lush vegetation. Lugano is characterized by numerous parks, elegant villas and religious buildings. With its Mediterranean atmosphere Lugano has all the advantages of a cosmopolitan city with a small town feel, making it the perfect place to purchase a luxury home.
Culture lovers can take advantage of the many museums and events such the Lugano Festival, dedicated to classical music. For those interested in recreation and relaxation, Lugano offers excellent golf, hiking trails with breathtaking views of the Alps, and tours of Lake Lugano. One can find numerous exclusive properties in Monte Bre or San Salvatore, in neighborhoods such as Castagnola, Ruvigliana/Aldesago and Montagnola/Collina D’oro. All of these areas are not only peaceful, but offer beautiful views of the city, bay and surrounding mountains.