Discover the surroundings of Lugano and its hidden treasures, you will have the opportunity to not only admire beautiful views but above all to get to know the local people, producers of our excellent wines and delicious cheeses, the local handicrafts from ceramics, to the violins handmade by the master luthier up to our impressive alpine horn.
Lake Lugano is at the southernmost tip of the Tessin, the holiday region south of the ridge of the Alps, and it reaches its arms out into Italy.
Appreciate the splendor of Monte Rosa, the Bernese and Vallese Alps as seen from the top of Switzerland's sunniest mountain.
Just a few steps away from the bustling city, Monte San Salvatore rises majestically to the skies and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a moment of peace while facing the seemingly endless horizon.
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.
As soon as you enter these one-of-a-kind botanical gardens you’ll feel you're in an enchanted world where colors and scents make for a truly unforgettable experience.
An oasis of fun and relaxation. Magic and energy meet to provide you with an unforgettable experience full of action and fun, well-being and fantasy. This is Splash&SPA Tamaro, the water park in the canton of Ticino.
Taste the jungle-feeling ! Over 200 animals from allover the World to watch and experience from very close ! A relaxing place under palm trees with picnic places, barbecues and playgrounds.
Wearing special glasses and following a guided path of augmented reality, you will have the opportunity to live a unique experience finding yourself catapulted into the history of Lugano.
Located at the middle cableway station, this amazing acrobatic experience comprises 3 routes of varying degrees of difficulty suspended high among magnificent ancient beech trees.
The Aquatic Center Arena Sportiva in Tesserete is immersed in the beautiful green surroundings of Capriasca and offers countless leisure activities in and out of the water and is the starting point for an extensive network of hiking, running or mountain bike trails.
As swift as the wind, our hot-air balloons travel through the invisible currents of the atmosphere giving you the opportunity to re-enact the flight adventures which the Montgolfier brothers began in 1783.
BBQ Boat where you can sizzle sausages over an open flame while floating in the water (what could go wrong?)
Swimming pool and water slide, water aerobics and massages, beach volleyball, swim lessons, Football stadium and Athletic track.
An awesome, breathtaking downhill ride on a double bob sled at Alpe Foppa.
During a charming cruise on lake Lugano, you will stop on the opposite shore to enjoy a drink on a terrace with a wonderful view of the city.
This enthralling game is aimed at couples, families with children aged 8 and above, groups of friends or corporate excursions.
Accompanied by a guide, you have the opportunity to discover LAC the cultural centre through a route that winds through the present and the past.
The Astano lake is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Malcantone for all ages.
A special and memorable excursion that can be done in every season, even if it rains or snows.
L’ideatorio of the Università della Svizzera Italiana is place to meet science while experimenting and having fun.
It is directly situated on the lake of Ceresio, 5 minutes away from the center of Agno and the railway FLP station, as the town of Lugano is only 10 km far.
Small picturesque corner made up of beach, garden, beach volleyball court, raft on the lake, well stocked bar and evenings with live music.
The Lido offers a sandy beach with the possibility to swim in the lake, a heated lap pool, a medium size swimming pool, a diving pool with a springboard up to 10 meters, a children's swimming pool, a beach volleyball and a football ground.
The swimming pool Conca d’Oro is located on the shore of the beautiful Lake Lugano from which you will enjoy a wonderful 180 degree view of the surrounding landscape.
The Lido of Melide is a state-of-the-art facility that offers visitors various services in a unique natural environment: direct access to the lake, a children's pool with a slide, an innovative "floating" pool and an amusement aquatic park with inflatables (Wibit).
A short walk from the City center, the infrastructure is based on floating platforms in the Gulf of Lugano and is frequented by tourists and a loyal local clientele.
The Lido San Domenico offers to visitors an intimate place of outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking view on the lake and on the shore of Caprino.
The Museum exhibits more than a hundred of these wooden actors which, thanks to Michel and Michèle Poletti, have performed on the international stage since 1966.
Minigolf: the most relaxing sport you can do. The minigolf circuit of Caslano is near the lake Ceresio. 18 holes circuit, trampoline, electric cars and bar.
Minigolf Lopagno is located in Lopagno, a block of the town of Capriasca, at the Casa Don Orione managed by Fondazione San Gottardo.
Mount Lema is the most majestic summit of Italian Switzerland. Its natural green terrace overlooks the Southern valleys of Ticino, the Lake of Lugano, the Valleys of Luino and of Lake Maggiore.
Mount Tamaro is one of the most appreciated spots of the region and supplies Alpine emotions at a stone’s throw from the city.
The "Museo di storia naturale" is located in Lugano and is a body of the territorial Department of the Canton of Ticino.
Unique educational museum designed to help children discover art through play, with exhibitions and workshops.
The small lake of Muzzano (22 hectares) was acquired by Pro Natura in 1945; over the years, ownership was extended to encompass many more small plots of land scattered along its shores.
Parco Tassino, a glorious haven of peace, is graced with lush vegetation thanks to its sundrenched position.
Historical swimming pool surrounded by greenery, this place is ideal to escape from the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in total relaxation.
In a charming corner of Lake Lugano, a few steps from Italy, the Customs Museum illustrates past and present of the management and surveillance of the borders (fight against illegal traffics and forgery, prevention of trade in endangered species, and much more) and tells stories about a region which identity has been always defined by the border.
Swissminiatur is an open-air museum where you can admire the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation.
The Alprose chocolate museum presents the world of chocolate from its origin to date. Not to be missed is a visit to the "Nostalgia" shop for a chocolate tasting.
A wonderful tour of the city on board of the friendly tourist train, “the red Arrow”, travelling along the lake gulf will allow you to discover the highlights of the city and its surroundings as well as Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore funiculars.
Transfinity VR Entertainment Center in Lugano is the first Virtual Reality Arcade in Switzerland and one of the few in Europe; at Transfinity you will be catapulted into another world and find it difficult to understand the boundaries between reality and virtual reality.