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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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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.
Belvedere garden is 11.000 sq.m of sheer delight in the heart of the frenzied city, offering the visitor an oasis of peace and beauty.
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 Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli is the most important church of Lugano. It contains the famous Renaissance fresco of the Passion and the Crucifixion by the Italian artist Bernardino Luini.
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.
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.
Located on Lugano's lakeside in the historic Villa Malpensata, the MUSEC offers a rich program of exhibitions and events dedicated to ethnic and oriental arts, children’s creativity, modern and contemporary art.