Situated in the Ticino region of Switzerland, Lugano is a little slice of Italy nestled within Swiss values. Just a few meters after exiting the train we were greeted with the most breathtaking view of the bell tower, Lago di Lugano and the mountain as it's backdrop. With it's slow pace, friendly atmosphere, beautiful scenery and proximity to Italy (short 30 minute train ride), it is one of my favorite spots to visit here in Switzerland.