Perfectly positioned on a lake with the Alps at its back, lucky Lugano has a little bit of everything. Ride a cable car up Monte San Salvatore or Monte Bre for sunny panoramas of lake, rivers, mountains and red-roofed buildings. Explore the town's churches, cathedrals and the expressive and colorful Piazza della Riforma. Sample some slow-cooked Ticinese cuisine, explore the lake on a boat or spend the day at the lido with its Olympic-sized pool.
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4.5 based on 2 reviews
Lake Lugano is one of the most Picturesque places in the world. Located with in the Swiss Alps, this year round resort should be a stop on every travelers agenda.
4.5 based on 413 reviews
Called in on recommendation from our Tour Manager and very glad we did. Fantastic frescos but simple church still captivates the mind on how old these paintings were.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
We walked to cassarate a couple of times, its nice to walk through the park to get there. The park is well maintained and had beautiful flower beds and trees. There is enough to do, kids can play, there is a Park&Read where you can buy ice cream and drinks, and there is a library! Just walking there gives you a great view over the lake. Loads of opportunities to take pictures :)
4.5 based on 905 reviews
Initially wondered if the return price of 26 euros pp was going to be worth it, but felt it was money well spent in the light of the stunning views at the summit.
Our little group of 4 started with a coffee in the sun on the Terrace at the summit restaurant.
The most exceptional views are from the roof of the small church, so definitely worth covering the short additional climb to that setting.
4.5 based on 607 reviews
We really enjoyed walking on Monte Bre. The views are terrific even in January when it was a bit colder. I would definitely do this again.
4.5 based on 448 reviews
Loved the style of these buildings and the centre square of the town. Lots of restaurants and cafes surround this area along with many shops and stores of all styles and types to suit all pockets. Central area was full of Harley Davidson associated stalls for their weekend. Fountains everywhere for everyone.
4 based on 184 reviews
Great place, very clean, very well maintained, can be crowded in summer weekends, but if you swim good enough the middle lanes always have space
4.5 based on 114 reviews
Highly recommended. It's relatively flat most of the way, with a few short steep climbs. I was able to do it easily in sandals. We walked from Paradiso, along the lakefront to Lugano itself, through the Botanical Gardens, skirted the large municipal pool then carried on along Viale Castagnola, up Via Riviera and into Via Cortivo. You follow this to the very end. You will pass the very picturesque Museo dell Culture (unfortunately closed for renovations while we were there but the formal Gardens right on the lakefront are very pretty and were open to explore for free). At the end of Via Cortivo, at a car park, there's an archway and the road thins to a footpath. On Google maps it's Sentiero di Gandria. Fabulous views all along, with a couple of cafes dotted anolong the route and in Gandhi itself to provide a cooling beer. Though you can return on the higher path, this is right next to the busy road so it's best to return the same way and enjoy different views as you walk towards Lugano. Allow a couple of hours for the return walk from Lugano itself (this can be shortened by taking the #2 bus)
4 based on 142 reviews
A small Cathedral compared to some nearby city counterparts, but well worth a short visit. Nicely restored showing architectural details and wonderful fresco painting.
4.5 based on 56 reviews
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