It overlooks the famous Lugano River from all the natural masterpieces and beauties that the Creator loved Switzerland from high mountains capped by snow, forests as far as the view, and lakes generously strewn among its green pastures, did not give it the blessing of the view of its beautiful sea.


However, there is a spot in this country, close to the Italian border, where you can feel that you are living on the banks of the Mediterranean, where life flows through what is common on its banks and cushions of habits among its people. It is the city of Lugano, the economic capital of the Swiss region of Ticino, whose people speak only Dante's language and live the Italian way.


This city is located at the foot of the "San Salvatore" mountain overlooking one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland and the world. The first thing you feel here is that you are in front of a postcard or an oil painting, and it is advisable to allocate enough time to enjoy this natural beauty that is surplus and rare, which is enhanced by the refined architectural taste and cleanliness that are characteristic of the people of this country. Minutes of contemplation of these scenes suffice, in order to realize that this place is not because you spend hours or days in it, but rather to spend a whole life in it due to the combination of a pleasant atmosphere, Mediterranean cuisine and Swiss-style organization.


Architecture is strongly present in Lugano, especially after the famous Italian engineer established his well-known academy with which the world's leading engineers flock to, and participated with him in designing a number of buildings that this city was proud of. Perhaps his most beautiful work here is the public transport bus stop, which is covered in a metal frame that changes colors at night according to the seasons: violet in winter, white in summer, blue in spring and pink in autumn.


At the end of Nassa Street is the Center for Culture and Arts, which is closer to the interactive laboratory that organizes creative activities for visitors in painting, sculpture, photography and many other arts, after it was a world-famous museum that housed the most important private collection of paintings owned by Baron Tessin, which was transported by his widow to Madrid In 1990.


Among the beautiful historical buildings is also the "Chiani" villa, which is considered one of the masterpieces of architecture and one of the myths of what is known as the beautiful time, and the public library building, which combines its tradition from the outside with the latest technological means it contains inside.


It is time for lunch, which runs here, unlike other Swiss cities, until three in the afternoon, for which it is advisable to choose any of the restaurants surrounding the popular market in which farmers from the neighboring villages and farms display their fresh products supplied to nearby restaurants.