National Geographic : 1913 Aug
Photo byS.G.Wehrli LUGANO Lugano, the largest town in the Canton Ticino, stands amid wonderful scenery. It enjoys, perhaps,one ofthemost charming situations in Europe, lying at the foot of Monte Bre, with its cherry and almond trees and vine-covered slope, amid which nestle picturesque white villas. To the south it is dominated by Monte Salvatore (3,004 feet), while it fronts upon the head waters of the beautiful mountain-fringed lake. De spite its Swiss allegiance, Lugano is thoroughly Italian in appearance and character.