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Lugano - Ticino

History, architecture, gastronomy, sport, culture, events: Lugano offers you all this and much more.

Ideally located on the shores of Lake Lugano and surrounded by mountains Lugano is the perfect destination for sport enthusiasts and culture lovers alike.

Water sport

The mild climate and the clear water of Lake Lugano are very inviting: what about doing some adventurous windsurfing, water skiing or kayaking?


For the less courageous, however, going by one of the numerous ships may be an option; they connect Lugano with the other beautiful places at the shore of the Lake.


Beaches and public baths complement the diverse offer to also meet the taste of sun worshippers.

Cultural places

Enjoy the impressive cathedrals of the region, the style of which ranges from romantic to baroque.


A calendar completely filled with sophisticated and cultural events offers the visitors the possibility to re-discover the city again and again in every month of the year

Art museum

For art, sculpture and architecture lovers, visiting the art museums of the city will be worthwhile.

Gandria at the shore of Lake Lugano

Enjoying unique landscapes such as Gandria at the shore of Lake Lugano.

Villages and landscapes

Not far from the city centre, numerous paths start leading through wonderful woods to picturesque places.

Theme trails

Discover the local area and the wider environment along the theme hiking trails of the Lugano region.


For more demanding hikers, the Lema, Tamaro, Generoso and San Salvatore mountains offer the possibility to reach new heights and to view the landscapes from the numerous panorama view points.

Bar & nightlife

Even when it comes to relaxation, Lugano will not disappoint you: From shopping in Via Nassa to the evenings in the bars and in the casino at the lakeside promenade - entertainment is guaranteed.

Gastronomy & tradition

Excellent possibilities to indulge in real treats with Ticino specialities and a tasty Merlot that is produced in that area.

Unbelievable diversity, the breathtaking scenery that characterises the region, art, culture, sport: all this makes Ticino, and Lugano in particular, an attractive travel destination for tourists from Switzerland and other countries. Easy to reach, exciting to discover, steeped in tradition but still forward-looking, Ticino is a region that offers much of interest to both those who know it well and those who have yet to discover it.