The villa is in the middle of Lugano. It is a green island for the children and for all those who want to enjoy a bit of peace in the middle of the frenetic activity of the heart of the city of Lugano. To the north of the park is a ‘greenhouse’ – an Orangerie, with ample south-facing arched windows completely smothered in sweet smelling evergreen jasmine. Todday the Orangerie is used as an exhibition space for temporary art exhibitions. The park’s history is closely linked to that of the villa. Before the Saroli family owned the villa it was known as villa Enderlin, after the family who built it in 1904. Architect designed by Giuseppe Pagani, the building was originally neo-gothic. From the vegetation, the park itself is studded with wonderful century-old trees such as the evergreen magnolia, the silver cedar, Gingko biloba, honey locusts and valuable conifers. There’s also a rare example of Californian Bay and a group of trees made up of antique varieties of camellia, rhododendron, azalea and dogwood.
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Parco di Villa Saroli
Viale Stefano Franscini 9, Centro città
Suggested period: alla the year
Lenght of visit: 1/2 h
Dogs: on the lead
Accessibility with bike: no
Pic-nic area: no
Restaurant/Bar: yes, close to the park
It's not allowed to pick up flowers and fruits
Open all year
Open all days
Entry to park: Free
Guided visit: No