The panoramic view makes you first want to focus your eyes and then to close them, but just for a moment to take a deep breath. You don’t see a Lido, and not even a beach, and yet you feel the urge to take off your shoes, roll up your trouser legs and run a few metres into the lake, stopping only when the water reaches your knees. You can do it.
Lugano is the essence of contrasts. It is a city, an urban centre, a garden, but also a lake. After a walk in Ciani park, after the footpath with its well-ordered rows of flowers, you come to a wooden walkway.
You have reached the mouth of the Cassarate river, where the vegetation runs riot. What else will Lugano leave in your mind?