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Lugano
Not much intel about this city, how are the swiss itslian girls in general? I will probably head there for work in a month. The city and surroundings look stunning.
07-08-2019 09:42 PM
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RE: Lugano
Hey man, was just in Lugano for a month or so, have been visiting the region frequently for years now. If you have any specific questions pm me, but I'll drop some a mini datasheet below:

Lugano
Essentially paradise on earth. The first time I went I was completely shocked that such a place could even exist. SItuated on beautiful Lago di Lugano (Lake Lugano), with the Swiss Prealps providing beautiful vistas, with a mild Mediterranean climate to top it off. Comfortable in any season, and gorgeous all year round.

In a word, Lugano is essentially Italy with Swiss management. This means that the economy is leagues better, wages are higher, and trains/buses are (mostly
for the most part) on time. Having been to Como, a Northern Italian city 30 minutes by train from Lugano, the difference is truly night and day. The magic Swiss touch is very evident upon crossing the border, however the cultures do not differ all that much.

Culture
Being in Lugano feels very much like being in Italy; it's much less "Swiss" than the north. The city pretty much mirrors Northern Italian culture, but it's slightly more affluent, and much less chaotic. There's many threads on this board covering Italian culture, so I won't dive too deep into it. With that in mind, it's very family-oriented place, and you'll often see entire families out on the town, which is rarer up north. It is incredibly conservative, and very closed off to foreigners who wish to live there. Practically no one speaks English, so if you aren't fluent in Italian you're going to have a hard time conversing with many locals. However, if you're just visiting tourist attractions and restaurants, they will generally have some English speaking staff, but outside of that, you're pretty much on your own. That being said, people are generally very friendly to tourists, and if your out on town/in the mountains, expect to be greater with Ciao! by everyone you meet.

Quality of Life
Very high, as per Swiss standards. The food is amazing, the weather is great, and the architecture is classic Romantic-Era Italian. Keep in mind, however, that Switzerland is an incredibly expensive country for a foreigner, and Lugano is no exception. A beer will run you $5-8, an entree $25-40, and accommodation $100+ per night. Public transport is quite good, with the PostAuto bus linking up most of the city, but having a car is the norm here (Italian culture pervades), and will help you immensely in the unwalkable areas. If you stay downtown in the old town, it is car-free and completely walkable, so bear this in mind.

Women
The women here are very similar to Italian women, as there are in fact many North Italians who either live in Lugano or commute daily. Social circle game is more or less the status quo for getting access to quality women. For more info on this, search up on other threads regarding Italian women. There were quite a few girls giving me the eye, but they struck me as sluts and I don't do that - nor would I advise you to either, but to each his own. In general, the women here are quite pretty and more conservative than the Swiss women in the north, however tattoo culture is quite prevelant, and you'll see a lot of women with defaced bodies. If you're hell bent on getting your flag here, I would recommend day gaming on the downtown promenade by the lake, but be warned - cold approaching women is almost unheard of here, as everyone dates through their personal connections. That being said, there is a nightclub called Seven, but since I follow a strict sleep cycle and don't really drink, it didn't fancy my interest. I was also in the region mostly to sight see and mountain climb - perhaps your plan differs in this respect.

What to Do
Lugano is a nature lover's paradise. The city surrounds a lake, so boating is an option if your into that. I primarily mountain climb and hike, and the main mountains in the area - Mount San Salvatore and Monte Bré - are very hikable. If you prefer not to hike, but you want to see the panoramic views, they are funicolares (cable cars) that will take you directly to the top. Mountain biking, paragliding, and skiing (in winter) are also quite popular. For those less sports-inclined, there are many great restaurants along the water, and on the top of mountains, that have warm vibes and delicious food. Walking along the charming old town is also quite pleasant

Overall
Lovely city, beautiful scenery, delicious food, and nary a gay flag to be seen. If you enjoy Italy, but despise the level of disorganization, Lugano is the place for you. For nature and outdoors lovers, the region offers unparalled access to both. Come armed with a lot of cash, some basic Italian phrases, and you'll be golden.
07-09-2019 09:06 AM
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RE: Lugano
(07-08-2019 09:42 PM)MrRoundtree Wrote:  Not much intel about this city, how are the swiss itslian girls in general? I will probably head there for work in a month. The city and surroundings look stunning.

I go there once and a while. Not sure if Lugano is a good place to pull some poosie: it's very very small. There are very few places where you can go to game. There is that lounge bar in the casino building that seems to attract some nice girls, mainly tourists, but other than that it is a frustrating place if you want to meet some girls. I didn't try apps over there so can't tell if it improves anything.
07-09-2019 09:21 AM
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RE: Lugano
(07-09-2019 09:06 AM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  ...
In a word, Lugano is essentially Italy with Swiss management. This means that the economy is leagues better, wages are higher, and trains/buses are (mostly
for the most part) on time. Having been to Como, a Northern Italian city 30 minutes by train from Lugano, the difference is truly night and day. The magic Swiss touch is very evident upon crossing the border, however the cultures do not differ all that much...

Not at all! It is Ticino, Switzerland. Has nothing in comon with Italy!

And yes, it is a very nice place. But the OP's question was more about women.

OP, can you be more specfic in your question?
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07-09-2019 04:43 PM
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RE: Lugano
(07-09-2019 04:43 PM)Endless Escapes Wrote:  
(07-09-2019 09:06 AM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  ...
In a word, Lugano is essentially Italy with Swiss management. This means that the economy is leagues better, wages are higher, and trains/buses are (mostly
for the most part) on time. Having been to Como, a Northern Italian city 30 minutes by train from Lugano, the difference is truly night and day. The magic Swiss touch is very evident upon crossing the border, however the cultures do not differ all that much...

Not at all! It is Ticino, Switzerland. Has nothing in comon with Italy!

And yes, it is a very nice place. But the OP's question was more about women.

OP, can you be more specfic in your question?

Bro, don't take this personally but you didn't grasp the figure language in English. Or you haven't been to Luganoat all. Ticino and the Ticinese have the same roots and speak the same language as of people from Lombardy. In fact, the Ticinese dialect is the Lombard dialect with some variations.

What JiggyLordJr meant is that Ticino is essentially of Italian culture, which is acknowledged even by Swiss Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, but managed by the competency and high efficiency of the Swiss politics culture. JiggyLordJr was right on target, he couldn't say that any better.
(This post was last modified: 07-12-2019 08:41 AM by Liutprand.)
07-12-2019 08:10 AM
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RE: Lugano
(07-12-2019 08:10 AM)Liutprand Wrote:  
(07-09-2019 04:43 PM)Endless Escapes Wrote:  
(07-09-2019 09:06 AM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  ...
In a word, Lugano is essentially Italy with Swiss management. This means that the economy is leagues better, wages are higher, and trains/buses are (mostly
for the most part) on time. Having been to Como, a Northern Italian city 30 minutes by train from Lugano, the difference is truly night and day. The magic Swiss touch is very evident upon crossing the border, however the cultures do not differ all that much...

Not at all! It is Ticino, Switzerland. Has nothing in comon with Italy!

And yes, it is a very nice place. But the OP's question was more about women.

OP, can you be more specfic in your question?

Bro, don't take this personally but you didn't grasp the figure language in English. Or you haven't been to Luganoat all. Ticino and the Ticinese have the same roots and speak the same language as of people from Lombardy. In fact, the Ticinese dialect is the Lombard dialect with some variations.

What JiggyLordJr meant is that Ticino is essentially of Italian culture, which is acknowledged even by Swiss Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, but managed by the competency and high efficiency of the Swiss politics culture. JiggyLordJr was right on target, he couldn't say that any better.

I think he meant that no, the cultures don't differ much at all. I read it the way you did at first too though.

Regardless, I've lived in Lombardy and visited Ticino several times and there didn't seem to be much difference, aside from the Swiss side being a bit cleaner and more orderly, and a lot more expensive.

Ticino kind of seemed like heaven on earth to be honest, but way out of my league pricewise.

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07-12-2019 06:42 PM
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RE: Lugano
I was interested in knowing more about the women but I will probably do a lot of hiking...not ski yet...maybe I will go back in winter. The lake looks amazing...how id the water for swimming?
07-13-2019 07:56 AM
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