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Milan to Lugano for one day

From Milan to Lugano for one day 
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland

 

We will meet at the train station in Milan and go on an extraordinary journey together. In 80 minutes by train you will be transferred from Italian Milan to ... Rio De Janeiro! Yes, yes, I was not mistaken, because Lugano is often called the Rio de Janeiro of the Old World for its wonderful climate, spectacular landscapes and an active lifestyle all year round. Behind the glamor of expensive shops and the well-known reputation of a powerful financial center, I will reveal to you the beauty of the local nature, the long, sometimes difficult history of the formation of the Swiss state, original local traditions, and show you an unexpected amount of modern art with which the city is saturated.

Switzerland is a country of contrasts. Already at the exit from the train station Lugano you will plunge into the history of Switzerland, closely intertwined with modern life and technology. then descend into the heart of the third largest financial center in Switzerland. Here you will see the main squares of the city, a huge number of banks and office buildings, ancient palaces in the classical style and elegant villas, ancient churches and historic streets with world-famous boutiques. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the idyll of nature with lake views in the urban park of Chiani - Must do in Lugano. Don't forget to take a photo with the famous carved gate to the lake! Walking along the long chic promenade along the lake and the main shopping street, you will learn about local traditions, holidays and taste preferences of the inhabitants of this canton, try and maybe buy real Swiss chocolate with you as a souvenir. Our walk will end with a visit to the modest-looking church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where the masterpiece of the Lombard Renaissance is located - the fresco of Bernardino Luini "The Passion of Christ and the Crucifixion"; and the LAC Center for Contemporary Art and Culture.

After the tour, you will have time in Lugano for a variety of activities to choose from: you can stroll through the many boutiques or enjoy an aperitif overlooking the lake; take a funicular up one of the picturesque mountains surrounding the city, or visit museums/galleries of contemporary art. I will tell you the details and nuances for your free time. Return to Milan at your request: on your own or with me. On the way to Milan, at the Mendrisio station, you can also visit the Fox Town Outlet.

EXCURSION COST:

200 euro
 for a group of 1 to 2 people
240 euro
 for a group of 3 to 5 people

DURATION:

6 hours from meeting in  Milan

BEST SEASON TO VISIT:
 
all year round

MEANS OF TRANSPORT:
 
on foot, by train


Difficulty of the ROUTE:
 
about 4 km
without height difference

POSSIBLE WITH CHILDREN?
 
can 

VENUE:

at the railway station
Milan, Como
or by agreementdetails
 
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES:

fare,
including the guide

 personal expenses, museums, funiculars
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