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Daily itineraries

Tour 1

Lugano: a city between culture and nature

Lugano

Via Cattedrale

To the West of Piazza Dante and Piazza Cioccaro lies Lugano’s hill. A small altitude difference separates the railroad station from the city centre.

Lugano

Via Nassa

Via Nassa is one of Lugano’s historical streets - its particular and sophisticated shops will accompany you in your shopping.

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Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli
Lugano

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.

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Parco Ciani
Lugano

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.

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Monte Brè
Ruvigliana

Monte Brè

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

Brè s/Lugano

Brè

The town of Brè has maintained its characteristics of ancient rural village and has gradually enriched itself with numerous artistic works.

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Gandria
Gandria

Gandria

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

Lugano

Classic Tour

Lugano - Gandria

Montagnola

The Hermann Hesse Museum

The Museum hosts precious evidence of Hermann Hesse’s last 43 years in Montagnola up until his death.

Looking for more Itinerary-inspiration?

Discover some daily leisure programmes to help you get the most out of your holiday in the region. The itineraries here below can be modified to best suit your needs. Starting and finishing points are only indicative. Let you inspire and start planning an unforgettable holiday.

Monte Carasso

360 steps suspended in the air - Tibetan Bridge "Carasc"

Curzútt, Monte Carasso
Unexpected highlights in the mountains above Monte Carasso await you on this impressive experience.

  • Monte Carasso
Lugano

A 360° experience from Monte San Salvatore to Morcote

Monte San Salvatore - Carona - Morcote - Lugano
From the summit this route will take you to the village of Carona, where you can visit Parco San Grato botanical garden.

Rivera

A day at Splash & Spa

Splash&Spa, Rivera
If the weather isn’t on your side or if you simply want to pamper yourself while still having a fun day out, Splash & Spa waterpark is the place to be!

Lugano

A day dedicated to art in Lugano

Lugano
Strolling from the city centre along the lakeshore, your day in the world of art may begin with a visit to Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana at the Arts centre LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura.

Tesserete

A day in Capriasca

Tesserete - Cagiallo - Lugaggia - Vaglio - Sala Capriasca

A day spent in forests, villages and chestnut woods.

Lugano

A day in Milan

Milano
Shopping is just great in Milan, a real melting pot of different cultures.

Bellinzona

A dive into the medieval past - Bellinzona UNESCO

Bellinzona
Just a few kilometres away from Lugano stands one of Ticino’s main attractions: the castles of Bellinzona, today on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

  • Bellinzona
Giornico

A Tour in Giornico

Giornico
The village boasts an outstanding historical heritage. Among its attractions are its vineyards and a small island in the Ticino river. This island can be reached by two small Romanesque bridges.

  • Giornico
Ascona

Brissago Islands

Brissago - Ascona
The mild climate at Lago Maggiore is unique in Switzerland, and enables subtropical plants to flourish in the open air on Isola Grande, the large island. The Botanical Gardens of the Canton of Ticino house around 1,700 plant species.

  • 6612 Ascona
Locarno

Discover Locarno

Locarno
The town with the warmest climate in Switzerland, located on the northern shore of Lago Maggiore.

  • 6600 Locarno
Malcantone

Discovering the fascinating Malcantone

Malcantone
The Malcantone is the most typical of the Ticino Sottoceneri region, welcomes tourists between an arm of Lake Lugano (Lugano) Agno, the Gulf, the Ponte Tresa River and the mountains that divide Switzerland and Italy, and the splendid Lake Maggiore (Locarno).

  • Malcantone
Caslano

Flavours on the lakefront

Lugano - Caslano - Museo della Pesca - Alprose - Minigolf
A fascinating excursion that allows you to appreciate the beauty of the Malcantone hills on board of a boat, which will take you from Lugano to Caslano.

Miglieglia

From energy to magic

Monte Lema - Monte Tamaro
Take the cableway to the top of Monte Lema and 10 minutes later, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view from the top of the mountain.

Lugano

Full-sized wonders to miniature marvels

Lugano - Monte Brè - Swissminiatur
The excursion includes a visit to the city center, a visit to the Monte Brè and the boat ride to Swissminiatur theme park.

Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso Emotions at 1704 m

Lugano - Capolago - Monte Generoso
Monte Generoso is one of the best panoramic mountains in Ticino.

  • Monte Generoso
Brusino Arsizio

Monte San Giorgio: a jump into the past

Lugano – Brusino – Monte San Giorgio – Tremona
From Lugano take the boat to Brusino, a characteristic village on Lake Ceresio.

  • 6827 Brusino Arsizio
Mendrisio

Strolling through Mendrisio

Lugano – Mendrisio
Between Monte Generoso and Monte San Giorgio (Unesco World Heritage) there are varied hiking trails that lead through the sun-drenched vineyards.

  • 6850 Mendrisio
Lugano

Strolling through the Renaissance

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

Gandria

The wonders of Ceresio

Lugano - Gandria. A unique experience, which will allow you to admire landscapes of rare beauty, surrounded by the naturalistic wonders of the Gulf of Lugano.

Sonogno

Verzasca Valley

Sonogno
Of the wonderfully beautiful valleys of the Ticino, the Verzasca valley is probably the most fascinating - for both romantics and adventure fans.

  • Sonogno Sonogno