10 Top Attractions

If you're looking for the best things to do in the Region of Lugano, then look no further. Take a look below at the top 10 by Tripadvisor's users and see how many you've visited and make a plan to tick the others off your list.


Cattedrale San Lorenzo

A remarkable building with a Renaissance facade. Inside there are many frescoes and valuable Baroque decorations.


Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli

The Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli is the most important church of Lugano. It contains the famous Renaissance fresco of the Passion and the Crucifixion by the Italian artist Bernardino Luini.



This fishermen village is quite unique, perched at the bottom of Mount Brè, and it’s rightly famous for its wonderful and romantic atmosphere.


Lido di Lugano

The Lido offers a sandy beach with the possibility to swim in the lake, a heated lap pool, a medium size swimming pool, a diving pool with a springboard up to 10 meters, a children's swimming pool, a beach volleyball and a football ground.


Lugano Lake

Lake Lugano is at the southernmost tip of the Tessin, the holiday region south of the ridge of the Alps, and it reaches its arms out into Italy.


Monte Brè

Appreciate the splendor of Monte Rosa, the Bernese and Vallese Alps as seen from the top of Switzerland's sunniest mountain.


Monte San Salvatore

Just a few steps away from the bustling city, Monte San Salvatore rises majestically to the skies and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a moment of peace while facing the seemingly endless horizon.


Parco Ciani

A short walk from the lively center of Lugano lies the Parco Ciani, a destination for many tourists who come there to admire what is considered one of the most beautiful Swiss parks.


Parco e sentiero dell'Olivo

Walk along the enchanting Olive-tree trail and you'll reach this typically Mediterranean park; it creates an appealing contrast with the splendid views of the lake and the mountains all around.


Piazza della Riforma

With its many bistros and restaurants, Piazza della Riforma is the city’s main place of encounter.