1. The Lugano LakeThe Lugano Lake is one of the most stunning places in Switzerland for sure. The lake, surrounded by majestic mountains and many palm trees, offers many activities such as swimming, boating, kayaking and waterskiing. In summer, make sure to ascend to the best viewpoint called Monte Bre. In my opinion, the best months to visit this area are July and August, when there are some festivals for free and it is a perfect time to plunge into the lake and wander around the mountains. What is more, the food is fantastic, as the Italian border is just behind the corner ;) See here what else you can do in the Ticino region.