Lugano Things to Do

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    View over the town to the lake
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Lugano

  • 1. Monte Bre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Monte Bré provides fantastic views over Lugano and the easiest way to reach the top is by funicular. Bear in mind though that this is Switzerland and the price is steep as well. We paid 23 CHF for a...

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  • 2. Piazza della Riforma

    Piazza Riforma is Lugano's main piazza, and the biggest one. It is a pretty place to discover, with many nice houses surrounding it. The buildings are very colourful, and everything looks neat and...

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  • 3. Parco Civico

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful large park located lake side. Excellent walking paths take you throughout the park which when we visited in June had colourful garden beds, lush green lawns, many magnificent large...

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  • 4. Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Santa Maria degli Angioli is Lugano's most famous church, and the one closest to the lake. From the outside, it looks pretty, but a little plain - however, once you enter, it takes your breath away....

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  • 5. Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

    San Lorenzo is the most prominent church in Lugano, it is located high on a hill and can be seen from many locations in town. When you arrive by train and cross the street to have a view of the lake,...

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  • 6. Lago di Lugano

    There are several boat trips available from Lugano and we took the 'Tours in the Bay' trip. It's a short round trip of 60-70 minutes if you stay on board the whole time, but it makes a few stops where...

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  • 7. Swiss Miniatur

    I never thought that this would be an attraction that would interest be much....BUT, how wrong could I be. IWe loved it and spent nearly the whole day there - the attention to detail is amazing and I...

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  • 8. Villa Ciani

    Villa Ciani is the pretty building with the rose colour that you see when you enter Parco Civico (see next tip). It was built in the 1840s by the brothers Ciani. A palazzo had previously be located...

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  • 9. Chiesa di San Rocco

    San Rocco was constructed in 1592, although the choir is from the 18th century and the façade from 1909/10 - it looks much older, though! Most frescoes are from the 17th century, and especially the...

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  • 10. Hiking

    Lugano is a good base for hiking. Ticino in general is ideal for those who want to hike early in the season, as the weather is considerably milder south of the alps. The long and scenic hike we took...

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  • 11. Via Nassa

    Here you find world famous italian brands like Armani, Versace, Gucci between world famous swiss brands of luxury watches like Rolex. If you don't have enough money to throw away it's a nice walk...

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  • 12. La Freccia Rossa

    A tour of the City aboard the train "La freccia rossa" (the red arrow) which allows you to discover the beauty of the City and its neighbourhood, the San Salvatore and Monte Brè funiculars, the Casino...

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  • 13. Parco Ciani

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the major attractions of the park are the flowers whose colours harmonise and blend with the colours of the lake and the surrounding landscape. Every year the flowers and patterns of the...

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  • 14. Museo Cantonale D'Arte

    Here you can view 19th and 20th century art from the canton Ticino as well as from further afield. The entry fee is currently CHF 7.00 for the permanent collection and CHF 10.00 for exhibitions. It's...

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  • 15. Estival Jazz

    For thos who love Jazz, i really suggest to don't miss it. Every year famous jazz artists from all over the world are exibiting at the event. Usually the square is pretty full, so i suggest to arrive...

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  • 16. Carrousel - Such a Delight

    The magnificent old Carrousel's one finds in many European towns and cities always attract my attention. Something we rarely see in Australia but always bring...

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  • 17. Walk Through Town To Lake - Nice Buildings.

    We did not take the funicular but decided to walk through the town to Lake Lugano.It was a beautiful walk, easy as we were walking down hill all the way, it was...

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  • 18. View over Lugano From Railway Station

    Our first view on arrival was from in front of the railway station which overlooks the town and lake.We then decided to walk down from the railway station...

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  • 19. Climbing Trees???

    I don't know if this is officially sanctioned in Lugano, but there is a pretty park area next to the Lake where there are trees that are perfect for climbing...

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  • 20. Piazza Cioccaro

    Piazza Cioccaro is only a very small piazza, and it is clearly in the shadow of Piazza Riforma, but I preferred this smaller one to the big one. Small as it is,...

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  • 21. Town Hall

    Lugano's town hall is located at Piazza Riforma. It is a neoclassical building from 1844. I thought the yellow colour very remarkable. Although it is so elegant...

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  • 22. Sant' Antonio

    Sant' Antonio is a very interesting church in the centre of Lugano, a little further away from the lakefront. It is a big church that looks very massive from...

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  • 23. Take Bernina Express bus from Lugano.

    Hop on to Bernina express bus from Lugano station and connect to the Bernina Express train from Tirano to Chur. It is a dream spectacular journey amidst some of...

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  • 24. Cinema at the lake

    During the period from 28 of June to 8 August, at Lugano outside pool and beach, the city organizes the outside cinema.It's a great experience to watch a movie...

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  • 25. Modern art museum

    Villa Malpensata which today houses the Museo d'Arte Moderna of the City of Lugano was built in the first half of the 18th century.After various transformations...

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