Situated on the northern side of Lake Lugano in the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticinon and surrounded by majestic mountains, the vibrant city of Lugano is hard to beat when it comes to diversity. Lugano caters for every taste. Art connoisseurs, nature lovers, shopping enthusiasts and regaled foodies find their personal heaven on the shores of Lake Lugano. Thanks to its temperate climate, Lugano is an ideal destination even in early spring, when the camellias and magnolias are in bloom. This is the right time to discover the historic centre, a traffic-free gem with Mediterranean pizzas, narrow cobblestone streets and old arcades.