Lugano is a medium-sized town in Switzerland, with a population of about 53,000. It is located Ticino, a Swiss canton close to the Italian border, and the primary language spoken in Lugano is Italian. The town has been considered a fashionable summer resort throughout the 20th century. Lately, the city has particularly attracted the very rich and famous, to the point that it's sometimes described as the "Monte Carlo of Switzerland". The town is situated on the shore of scenic Lake Lugano.
The main attractions in the Lugano are the St. Lawrence Cathedral (parts of which date from the 9th century AD), the St. Mary of the Angels Church (16th century), and the Villa Ciani, whose grounds function as a civic park.