Lugano

Overall Score

4

On the northern shore of the same lake lies the town of Lógiano, located in the Ticino region. In the 9th century it was a significant trading settlement. In 1434 it became part of Milan. In 1512 it was under the rule of the States. It did not acquire the status of a constitution until 1798. During the Great French Revolution, Lugano became the center of the same name in the Province of Galilee. From 1803 it was part of the county of Ticino.

The natural landscapes surrounding the present-day town attract many tourists. The purples of the lakes glaciers, the plains in an overpowering array of cauliflowers and florals, the purple of the snow-capped mountains, and the towering palm trees do not leave one indifferent to the local natural surroundings. Logano has long been popular with those who enjoy active recreation.

Water skiing and sailboarding, paragliding and windsurfing, windsurfing and hiking on the wilderness areas of the slopes, golf and high tennis are available. For nightlife lovers, theres the Kursaal & Quot; an entertainment complex with many discotheques and clubs, restaurants and bars. Throughout the year, Lógino hosts traditional festivals, exhibits and celebrations.

The lakefront, just outside the downtown area, has a park area. The mild climate of its surroundings allows a variety of species of sub-terrestrial flora to flourish on its territory. Amazing and fascinating are the exotic roses, the beautiful azaleas, the marvelous camellias and magnolias. A lush, Mediterranean-style tree lends itself to every nook and cranny of the park. The city museum is housed in a villa on the grounds of the park. Not far from Lógalo, in the small town of Casalhano, the only one in the world, is the Museo de Cocolada. It is home to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Church of Antonio, and the Villa of Castagnola, which houses a large collection of paintings. The cathedral is adorned with paintings in the style of the Renaissance, rock sculptures, and bar paintings.

100 USD = 92.63 CHF

Overall Score

4
  • Air quality: 2 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 64,000 people
  • GDP: $79,609 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 35 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Swisscom
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping is not a must in Switzerland as service is always included in the price. However if you were pleased with the service you got, tips are appreciated and in restaurants many leave 5-10 percent of the bill or at least round up a couple of francs.
  • Apartment listings: Booking.com
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Nespresso
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: LUGANO INNOVATION LAB
  • Online electronics shop: Digitec
  • Best hospital: Allianz Worldwide Care
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Swiss
  • Best intl air carrier: Swiss
  • Monthly costs for expat: $3400
  • Monthly costs for family: $8200
  • Monthly costs for local: $2400
  • Meal: $22
  • Small Cola: $3.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $11
  • Coffee: $7.5


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