With a location in the Southern end of the Alps and a Mediterranean climate, it is easy to see the appeal of Lugano. While this is a city in Switzerland, it is one of the few destinations in the country where Italian speakers make up the majority of the population. A major draw to Lugano is outdoor recreation, and there are plenty of ways to stay active in and around the area. You might spend the day hiking along the clearly signposted Olive Tree Trail, or you could go for a swim at the easily accessible Lido di Lugano right by the city center. After strolling through the Old Town to enjoy the architecture, view it all from a unique perspective at the charming and fascinating Swiss Miniature Village.
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