Where can one find your favorite (sweet or savory) treat?
Though originally from Austria, the sachertorte at the Pasticceria Münger in Lugano is exceptional and definitely worthy of a taste test. The other pastries on offer here, and even the bread, are excellent, and shouldn't be missed.
What other specialties is the city famous for?
The Luganighetta, a Ticino sausage, is a famous feature of the canton’s culinary traditions. It has a unique taste and original, snail shell shape, and is a classic on menus in most restaurants, as well as at barbecues, festivals and carnivals.
What’s the most incredible thing you’ve seen in the city?
The ‘Vedetta 1908’ on Lake Lugano: Switzerland’s first electric boat. The boat was renovated and equipped with cutting-edge technology. People can take the boat for a one-of-a-kind visit on the lake, enjoy the view of the city and beautiful landscapes, in perfect harmony with the magical natural surroundings of Lugano.
What languages are spoken in Zurich, and what common words should visitors know?
The official language is Italian. But people also easily speak German, Swiss German and French; English is naturally heard in tourist areas. It’s always helpful for visitors to learn a few local words, such as how to say hello to residents: “Ciao”, “bondi” and “salve”.