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.
Via Nassa is one of Lugano’s historical streets - its particular and sophisticated shops will accompany you in your shopping.
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.
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.
Appreciate the splendor of Monte Rosa, the Bernese and Vallese Alps as seen from the top of Switzerland's sunniest mountain.
The town of Brè has maintained its characteristics of ancient rural village and has gradually enriched itself with numerous artistic works.
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 - Gandria
The Museum hosts precious evidence of Hermann Hesse’s last 43 years in Montagnola up until his death.
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.
Curzútt, Monte Carasso
Unexpected highlights in the mountains above Monte Carasso await you on this impressive experience.
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.
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.
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.
The town with the warmest climate in Switzerland, located on the northern shore of Lago Maggiore.
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).
Lugano - Capolago - Monte Generoso
Monte Generoso is one of the best panoramic mountains in Ticino.
Lugano – Brusino – Monte San Giorgio – Tremona
From Lugano take the boat to Brusino, a characteristic village on Lake Ceresio.
Lugano – Mendrisio
Between Monte Generoso and Monte San Giorgio (Unesco World Heritage) there are varied hiking trails that lead through the sun-drenched vineyards.