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Meet Our Community of Expats in Lugano and Get Connected!

Buongiorno, and welcome to Lugano, Switzerland's largest Italian-speaking city! Moving to an entirely new region may seem intimidating, but at InterNations we're here to guide you through the process of relocating to this beautiful city near Switzerland's southern border. Our platform is home to many expats living and working in Lugano — some recent arrivals, and some long-time residents — and they're all happy to help you adapt to your new surroundings with some first-hand advice and recommendations. Simply join InterNations to find the answer to a range of common questions, such as the cost of living in the city, where to find the best shopping districts, and public transportation links to the rest of Switzerland and nearby Milan. A stylish and affluent city with a strong Italian influence, Lugano is an attractive and cosmopolitan destination with plenty of local activities and excellent connections, making it an appealing prospect for enterprising expats.

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Our Services for Lugano Expatriates

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Lugano Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Lugano expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Lugano like you.

Lugano Guide for Expats

Lugano Expat Guide

Expat Forum Lugano

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Lugano.

Lugano Expat Forum

Lugano Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Lugano expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Lugano Expat Events

An Introduction to Lugano Expat Life

A glamorous Italian-speaking city frequented by international movie stars, athletes, and entertainers, Lugano has earned the nickname, "The Monte Carlo of Switzerland". From the upmarket Italian-style piazzas with their high-end boutiques and five-star restaurants, to the natural wonders of Lake Lugano and the Lugano Prealps, it's not difficult to see why so many people are attracted to the city. Predictably, tourism plays a major role in Lugano's economy, although banking, financial services, and urban development are also key industries. Some expats also choose to settle in Lugano to commute to Milan, which is just over an hour's drive from the city. Whatever your reasons for moving to Lugano, this glittering jewel of the Swiss south is sure to win a place in your heart.

The Network for Expatriates in Lugano

At InterNations, we understand that settling into a new city can be challenging. That's why we're committed to easing the transition by providing a safe, secure, and respectful community where you can find the answers to a host of questions about living and working in Lugano. Our members will be happy to offer first-hand advice on practicalities such as which districts offer the best and most affordable flats to buy or rent, how to take out Swiss health insurance, and what you need to apply for Swiss residency. You can also use our network for social purposes, such as forming a hiking club to take advantage of the beautiful Swiss countryside, joining a local sports or fitness club and meeting fellow expats for coffee in the city. You might also like to attend one of InterNations' special networking events, where you can mingle with fellow expat Lugano residents in an appealing local venue.

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