Set out from Piazza Manzoni and ride towards Paradiso; allow yourself a few minutes at the waterjet to admire the stunning views. Cycle along the lakeside promenade in the other direction and you can stop off at Lido Riva Caccia for a relaxing break.
Once you’re back on your bike, head to the Belvedere Gardens, where you’ll surely notice the impressive LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura building in stunning Piazza Bernardino Luini. At this point, we recommend you visit the Convent and the Santa Maria degli Angioli Church which houses a masterpiece by the famous artist, Bernardino Luini.
Continuing up to Debarcadero, you can stop to admire a picture perfect scene, comprising boats, pedalos and the impressive Monte San Salvatore in the background. Just a bit further, at Rivetta Tell, the statue of William Tell awaits you for a selfie.
Cycle through the nearby gate and you’ll discover the wonderful Parco Ciani and the point where the Cassarate river flows into the lake [la Foce], a superb beach offering views over the city. Continue through the park until you reach the side exit, passing by historic Villa Ciani: cross the road and you’ll arrive at the famous sculpture by Igor Mitoraj in Piazza Independenza; take the city streets all the way to Piazza Manzoni.
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Lugano’s new cultural centre, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura was created with the aim of adding value to the cultural and artistic life of the city and the region. It is endowed with a concert and theatre hall and a museum, the first in the region designed for this purpose.
The MASI Lugano born by the merging between the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and the Museo d’Arte. In LAC the exhibitions focus on modern and contemporary art.
In Palazzo Reali - historical site of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte - art works are presented in a range that goes from early 15th to the middle of the 20th century.