Gandria: a picturesque fishing village by the lake


Lugano – Gandria

From Lugano, take the boat to the romantic village of Gandria, a haven of tranquillity boasting narrow alleyways and marvellous glimpses over Lake Lugano. After lunch at one of the lakeside restaurants, return to Castagnola along the “Olive Tree Trail” which skirts the lakeshore. During the summer months you can stop off at Lido San Domenico to take a dip in the lake or to relax.

The ideal program


  • Boat trip Lugano – Gandria
  • Visit to the village
  • Picnic on the lake

Afternoon proposal 1

  • Return on foot on the Sentiero dell’Olivo
  • Bathing at Lido San Domenico (summer)
  • Visit to Villa Heleneum Park
  • Return to the centre of Lugano

Afternoon proposal 2 (April – October)

  • Boat trip to the Museo delle dogane svizzero
  • Guided tour of the museum

Not to be missed

  • Visit to Parco Ciani
  • Lugano Lido
  • Local craftsmanship in Gandria

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6978 Gandria

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