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Summer in Lugano

After the cool winter months, the people of Lugano adore celebrating summer and so they usually spend as much time as possible out in the open air. Some like to attend the numerous music festivals which enliven the town centre and the outlying districts; the wide range of genres on offer includes jazz, blues and rock.

Many love strolling along the lakeside promenade, enjoying aperitivi with family or friends or enjoying barbecues and picnics. If you like to be close to the water, you can take a refreshing dip in the region’s many lidos or even go on one of the restful lake cruises which are organised. Three intense months when temperatures are at last scorching hot and it seems that the sun never sets.


Plunge into the Lake

The connection between the region and water can be seen immediately. All year round bars and restaurants with a lake view are much sought after, and in summer everyone makes for the water. Swimming pools and lidos overlooking the lake offer fun and games for children, sports or relaxation.

The lake is an enchanting place just waiting to be discovered, with activities ranging from lakeside walks and boat trips to gourmet experiences in typical grottos.

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No time to sleep in Lugano

The region of Lugano hosts an unbelievable number of music festivals every summer. Pick your favourite and get prepared to celebrate long into the night. From large-scale rock or jazz festivals to small local happenings, you’ll find something going on more or less every day throughout the hot summer months.

Taste the summer with delicious ice-creams

 

When temperatures go up head to your nearest ice cream shop, pick out your favourite flavour and find a comfy spot in the shade to enjoy it.

The city has no shortage of choice for those looking to become local ice cream experts.

 

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