Lake Lugano, Lugano
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Lake Lugano, Lugano

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Lake Lugano is a glacial lake which is situated on the border between southern Switzerland and Northern Italy. The lake, named after the city of Lugano, is situated between Lake Como and Lago Maggiore. Well-known mountains and tourist destinations on the shores of the lake are Monte Brè to the east, Monte San Salvatore west of Lugano, and Monte Generoso on the south-east shore. The World Heritage Site Monte San Giorgio is situated south of the lake.

  • The lake is very nice but doesn’t offer very unique features for sunset photos.
  • In order to take photo of the lake and watching the sunset, one has to stand on its east side. However, there is a large hill on the west blocking the view of the sunset and therefore visibility can be limited. Magic hour color is the best option for photography in the evening and can still be stunning.
  • The lake is very large in area and there isn’t a fixed photo spot so you won’t be able to see any crowds gathering at a certain location for photos.
Lake Lugano, Lugano
Photo Source: Tim Venchus
Lake Lugano, Lugano
Photo Source: Wolfgang Staudt

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