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Lake Lugano

Your guide to Lago Di Lugano...

Lugano Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing

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There are few cities quite like Lugano that can offer so much to its visitors. From beautiful parks and mountains to exciting outdoor pursuits, there's more to see and do in Lugano than you could possibly imagine.

Lugano is a city full of culture, historic buildings, art and music festivals. There's fantastic shopping to be had in the famous arcaded via Nassa which tempts visitors with its glittering array of designer stores and boutiques. The charismatic narrow streets in the centre of Lugano are peppered with grand piazzas, where cafes and bars make a welcome retreat for those who like to relax and watch the world go by. There are historic buildings and Renaissance churches with their charming belltowers and 15th century frescoes that portray incredible moments in history.

Alprose Chocolate Factory

Just a short ride around the lake from Lugano is Chocolat Alprose. This is a fantastic day out for those who love chocolate... Full Details

Down by the lake shore is the famous Lugano promenade which gently meanders along the waters edge, decorated with maples, palms and carefully tended flower beds. Here you can sit and watch the ferry boats busy themselves or take a lake cruise and admire the spectacular scenery as you call in on picturesque towns like Morcote and San Mamete.

There are evening cruises, a glittering casino, and bars and clubs that offer entertainment way into the small hours. Then there's the superb outdoor cinema situated in Lugano Lido, where in the summer months you can enjoy some of Hollywood's finest movies under a canvas of stars.

Lugano Golf Club

Just 8km West of Lugano is this 18 hole championship golf course. Easy to get to and offering golfers a real challenge on some beautifully designed fairways... Full Details

Lugano is also a haven for outdoor pursuits and recreation. From the lakeside you can hire a boat, try your hand at sailing, scuba dive in the crystal clear waters, or perfect your windsurfing and waterskiing skills. And because Lugano is surrounded by mountains there are many land based activities from which to choose from too. There's Monte Bre with it's panoramic views over the lake, there's walking trails and mountain bike tracks that will prove a challenge to even the most hardiest of mountain bikers.

The list of activities that await you in Lugano is enormous. So we have put together an attraction guide that will help you get the most out of your time in Lugano:

Zoo Al Maglio

Visit the family friendly zoo at Magliaso. The wildlife park has over 100 animals from around the world and is only a short distance by train from Lugano... Full Details