The feeling I got when we got the keys to the apartment was the best I had in a long time, and I felt such freedom and so grown up, like that was the start of something important to me.
Lugano is an amazing but small city, very close to the Italian boarder and so it's native language is Italian - which was one of the reasons i wanted to come here in the 1st place: to learn Italian!
- Walking along Lake Lugano from Castagnola to Paradiso - By doing this path you'll cross the city alongside the lake while getting to see the amazing landscapes of the mountains that surround the city. You can do it anytime of the day, but I advise you to do it either in the early morning, or late afternoon, when you'll see a lot of people jogging or women with their kids (*by curiosity: I've never seen so many FIT new mums in my life as I did in Lugano! I was impressed on how amazing they looked even after 2 or 3 kids!).
- Parco Civico - It's on the path from Castagnola to Paradiso near Lake Lugano and it's a very pleasant park to spend a sunny afternoon alone (you can read a free book close to the library in the park, or you can just sit on the grass and relax) or with friends (make a picnic, take photos, bring your bikini catch some sun and have fun!)
- Monte Brè - This one is amazing! It's a mountain (925m) where from the top you can see the entire city of Lugano and it's surroundings. To get there you either take the funicular (which is VERY expensive) or you can just get the bus that's cheap and it will get you pretty much to the same place for a lot less money.
- Piazza della Riforma - This is a square near the center of the city with a lot of shops close by and where normally people get together at city events. During events there's live music here and everyone goes out in family to enjoy some quality time here.
- Museums - there are Amazing museums in Lugano (I'm not a big fan of museums and I actually enjoyed seeing a lot of them here). Every 1st Sunday of the month there's FREE entrance at all museums
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