Located along the Italian border in the Ticino canton of Switzerland is the beautiful city of Lugano. The city is located along the shores of Lake Lugano and is surrounded by the Lugano Prealps. The summers in Lugano are warm and pleasant and often it is referred to as the "Monte Carlo of Switzerland". Lugano is where the Alps merge with the Mediterranean Sea. The city features a great café culture and the downtown area is pedestrian-only. The promenade in front of the lake is lined with palm trees and is good to stroll around.
There are some wonderful museums in Lugano that give visitors a peek into the culture, heritage and history of the area. The Swiss Miniature Village is a great place to start learning about the culture of the area. The Museum of Modern Art and the Hermann Hesse museum are also quite good to visit. The Parco Civico is a pleasing park with different varieties of plants and flowers. Visitors can enjoy a number of activities around Lake Lugano like swimming and boating.
Lugano has a wide variety of shops, boutiques and markets where visitors can find a number of things to buy. The Market of Lugano has numerous shops; a walk through the market gives visitors a chance to see local produce and arts and handicrafts. There are also several modern shopping centers in Lugano like Centro Commerciale Grancia, Centro Lugano Sud, Coop City Lugano, Manor Centro, etc.
Lugano is served by the Lugano International Airport. It is a small airport that caters to flights from different European cities. From the airport visitors can take taxis or airport shuttles to reach the city.
There are a few Muslim-friendly restaurants in Lugano. Visitors can find a few restaurants serving vegetarian dishes like L Edy Pizza, Natural Food, Sapori Bio, etc.
There are a few mosques in Lugano. The prominent mosques in Lugano are Comunità Islamica nel Canton Ticino, La lega dei Musulmani in Ticino and Islamisches Kultur Zentrum.