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Lugano Region.
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Discover summer in Switzerland’s South where our Mediterranean climate creates perfect conditions for fun-filled days.

You can cool off in the lake, enjoy the wealth of opportunities it offers and revel in the sense of calm its waters convey. You’ll also be able to admire nature’s intense colours along the region’s network of trails, while breathing in summer’s fragrant aromas. You’re bound to be pleasantly surprised by the local area’s beauty, the variety of villages and the city’s Mediterranean lifestyle.

During your stay, you’ll also be able to savour our local gastronomic traditions as well as our authentic Ticino wines: from old-time farmhouse cooking in a typical grotto (a rustic restaurant) with stone benches and shade-giving trees, to gourmet cuisine in one of the four elegant Michelin-starred restaurants.

It’s always the right time to discover the Lugano region’s beauty. Choose from amongst the abundance of hotels and activities on offer in the region.

The Lugano Region is constantly liaising with our partners to update content. Given the ever-changing situation, it is highly recommended that you check opening times and any restrictions on activities directly with the partner indicated.

 

Sport & leisure

Bicycles in Lugano

The Lugano region is heaven for bike lovers. Discover the local area’s natural beauty and gorgeous breath-taking views as you ride through villages and along valleys and panoramic roads.

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Sport & leisure

Bicycles in Lugano

The Lugano region is heaven for bike lovers. Discover the local area’s natural beauty and gorgeous breath-taking views as you ride through villages and along valleys and panoramic roads.

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Tree Tent Parco San Grato

Guests spend the night in an exclusive tent suspended between the trees in the middle of one of Switzerland’s most beautiful parks, the famous Parco San Grato in Carona. The tent is hung in a larch grove, surrounded by hundreds of flowering plants and unique conifers.

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Theme Trails

Discover the closer and further surroundings area on foot thanks the theme trails in the Region of Lugano! Journey from south to north, and you'll travel from olive groves and vineyards, across rolling plateaux, to silent forest and rugged mountains peaks.

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Gastronomy & Traditions

How about a glass of red wine or a gourmet tasting session in a luxury setting? Whatever your gastronomic preferences, you’re sure to find culinary specialities which will delight your taste buds. You’ll relish local products and zero km delicacies ingeniously prepared by expert cooks and chefs.

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Guided Tours organized by Lugano Region

Not just guided excursions but real life experiences. Embark on a journey to immerse yourself in the area’s history, art, culture and food and wines. Starting from July, Lugano Region organizes various activities and real adventures, providing inside access to the local area. Discover all the offers and book your next excursion.

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Art & culture

Museum and cultural spaces

From art to history museums, from temporary exhibitions to private collections and art galleries: Lugano is studded with innumerable ideas for personal and cultural enrichment.

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Art & culture

Museum and cultural spaces

From art to history museums, from temporary exhibitions to private collections and art galleries: Lugano is studded with innumerable ideas for personal and cultural enrichment.

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CENERI 2020

Ticino is now even closer thanks to the Ceneri Base Tunnel. As of 13 December 2020, it takes around 15-25 minutes less to reach the region by train from Switzerland’s major cities.

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Holiday Card

The region of Lugano offers all kind of activities suitable for all tastes. With the Holiday Card you can benefit of over various discounts throughout your stay.

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Ticino Ticket

Staying overnight in a hotel, hostel or campsite you have the possibility to use for free public transport and to get discounts on mountain railways, boat trips on the Swiss part of the lakes and on the main tourist attractions of Ticino.

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Offers for women

100% Women

Switzerland Tourism wants to celebrate the power of women, by focusing on their specific needs in both travel and leisure. With the "Offers for Women" initiative, it has put together a series of activities exclusively for women and aimed at their main interests.

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