Lake Lugano (Italian: Lago di Lugano or Ceresio, from Latin: Ceresius lacus; Lombard: Lagh de Lugan; German: Luganersee) is a glacial lake which is situated on the border between southern Switzerland and northern Italy. The lake, named after the city of Lugano, is situated between Lake Como and Lago Maggiore. It was cited for the first time by Gregory of Tours in 590 with the name Ceresio, a name which is said to have derived from the Latin word cerasus, meaning cherry, and refers to the abundance of cherry trees which at one time adorned the shores of the lake. The lake appears in documents in 804 under the name Laco Luanasco.
There are various mountains and tourist destinations on the shores of the lake including Monte Brè to the east, Monte San Salvatore west of Lugano, and Monte Generoso on the south-eastern shore. The World Heritage Site Monte San Giorgio is situated south of the lake. Also located to the south is the Cinque Vette Park.
KUL KANDEL | Apr 15, 2018
Lake Lugano is a beautiful lake with lots of options for recreation and food all around it. Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region. Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is closely related to that of Italy’s northern Lombardy region. This mix is reflected in its architecture and cuisine. The city stands on the northern shore of glacial Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains.
Shahid Qadeer | Apr 19, 2018
Love the lake and the towns around. Very pretty, warm and sunny.
niki gin | Apr 5, 2018
Awesome, I love this place!
Kym Boardman | Feb 3, 2018
Wow what a find Bit expensive like the rest of Switzerland but in the off season reasonable for the surrounds of alpine mountains and smooth waters This place has a lot of history to be found Churches doors are always open and if you do push the doors open you will find paintings and decorations that will astound The place in up market and has all the bits including a shopping Precint and many restaurants The casino has a few offerings but the smoke will drive you to breath outside This is a grand place to go And not far from from Milano or Zürich or Austria Accomodation can be pricey so have a look around We stayed at the Walter hotel Which had the cheapest family room we could find close to the lake with fantastic views
Phạm Hồng Minh | Feb 27, 2018
Just enjoy it. No regret.
Akberet tekae | Jul 6, 2018
Beautiful place 😍
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