The Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Conference to be held in Lugano, on 3rd and 4th of October 2013.


Lugano is a wonderful city in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland - Ticino. The intersection of many European cultures form one of the most interesting regions, combining internationality and traditions from the Swiss culture.
Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings.


Lugano lies in a bay on the northern side of Lake Lugano, surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town centre, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, the exclusive museums, the mountains, lake and a packed calendar of events all invite visitors to see the sights, soak up the atmosphere – and enjoy "dolce far niente".
The town centre squares and arcades with its Mediterranean-style and numerous parks with sub-tropical plants such as the Parco Civico on the shores of the lake invite you to laze around, enjoying the atmosphere. The two closest mountains to Lugano, Monte San Salvatore and Monte Brè, give you an outstanding panorama of the town, Lake Lugano and the alpine scenery. From Monte Brè there is a walk down to the village of Brè, which has preserved its typical Ticino village centre, and enhanced it with works of art. From the San Salvatore another popular walk leads down through the beautifully situated Carona to Lake Lugano at Morcote. Taking a boat trip back to Lugano is a splendid way to round off the day. Other excursions are to the fishing village of Gandria, up the Monte San Giorgio or the Monte Generoso or to the Lilliput world of Switzerland in Miniature at Melide.


Gastronomy restaurants

Privileged Area from gourmet profile, Ticino and Lugano do honor to the culinary culture, combining the refined Italian cuisine and the authentic Swiss one. For more information about restaurant of Ticino you can visit GastroTicino's website.
What to do and visit?

Lugano offers a wide variety of leisure activities (hiking, sports, wellness, shopping), cultural (museums and guided tours) as well as a huge range of events (musical and otherwise). For who prefer more the natural side, you will be surprised by the many parks and mountain excursions that Lugano offers, admiring amazing views. 
For the shopping lovers Lugano offers all of the very best: luxury products, curiosities, antique shops, souvenirs, art and markets. There are aslo many museums and art galleries, worthy to be visited. During the evening taking a walk along the lake, admiring the mountain view on the back, or enjoying the night life in some outstanding bar can be a pleasant way to finish the day.


For more information the web site of Lugano Turismo offers the overview of activities in the city within the section "what to do""culture" and "events".