• Via Pessina
  • Via Pessina


Via Pessina

A street in the city centre and one of the main hubs of the business and social life of Lugano, where historic buildings and modern shops of international brands can be found.

The traditional markets of seasonal fruits and vegetables can be found next to the novelties of exclusive boutiques in this street. Beloved by the citizens of Lugano, it is a favorite place where one can shop for gastronomic specialties, enjoy a trendy aperitif and where tourists can find authenticity. Grand Café Al Porto is located at Via Pessina number 3: it is a prestigious location for its decor, its historic rooms, its pastry selection and for its clients. Since 1803 it has been welcoming famous personalities such as Carlo Cattaneo, Clarke Gable and Sophia Loren.


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  1. Contact

    Via Pessina
    6900 Lugano

  2. Opening

    Open all year
    Open all days

  3. Prices

    Free entry