The temperatures are pleasant and the climate is mild all year round on the shores of Lake Lugano. The annual average temperature is over 12°C and although the top temperatures can exceed 30 degrees in July and August, the breeze off the lake means that you can still enjoy a pleasant stroll through the town’s alleys. The sun shines on the southern side of the Alps (more than 2,000 hours of sunshine per year in Lugano) and fog is a rare phenomenon, which always arouses interest.
Lugano offers a combination of Swiss quality and Italian lifestyle. This blend makes it the perfect place for celebrating the dolce vita. Canton Ticino’s biggest city forms part of a breathtakingly beautiful landscape set between the lake and the mountains... and the weather forecast almost always looks good.
There is always something to do in the Lugano Region: art, events, shopping and outings, without forgetting a visit to a good grotto, a tour of the lake or a fun evening out in the city’s bars.
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