Strolling through the Renaissance


The most fascinating period in Italian culture has left traces even in Lugano, when Ticino was part of the Duchy of Milan.

During this adventure, you’ll be able to explore some of the city’s most important historical treasures, like Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, which boasts the 16th century masterpiece by Luini, and the cloister of the old Franciscan convent near the LAC, the San Lorenzo Cathedral, the romantic Villa Ciani and the city’s oldest civil building.

The ideal program:


  • Excursion for everyone


  • Walk from Railway Station to San Lorenzo Cathedral
  • Visit the City of Lugano
  • Visit “La Piccionaia” (the external building only)
  • Visit Parco Ciani and Villa Ciani
  • Stroll along the lakefront
  • Stop in Piazza Riforma
  • Visit Via Nassa and San Carlo Church
  • Lunch in town centre


  • Walk along the lake shore
  • Visit Santa Maria degli Angeli Church
  • Visit LAC and the cloister
  • Visit the exhibitions of MASI
  • Aperitif in Piazza Luini

Not to be missed

  • Belvedere Garden
  • Several museums and art galleries in the region

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