Lugano city is situated on the beautiful
lake Lugano between Mount San Salvatore and Mount Bre. It is the most
alluring of the Ticinos lake resorts as it has cluster of Italianate
piazzas and extensive tree-lined promenades. The city is nonetheless an
exciting place, full of energy and style. Lugano faces the south bay of the
cerulean blue Lago di Lugano and possesses some of the most beautiful lakes.
Besides this, the city is framed on all the sides by wooded, sugar-loaf
hills rising from the water that are popularly called the Rio of the
The city has been deeply influenced by Italian culture as it is displayed
in the language spoken and the food eaten, yet its accommodations are
German, French, Italian & Romansch
The climate in Lugano is mild clubbed with long periods of
sunny and dry weather and the landscape around the Lake Maggiore and the
Lake Lugano is characteristically Mediterranean. The temperature rarely goes
below 0 or above 30°C. Rain is far less frequent here than in the north
of the Alps or in the rest of continental Europe. The climate of the city is
optimum for the tourists throughout the year.
Official Currency :
Euro; 1 Euro = 52.443 Indian Rupee = 1.2047 US $
= 0.678141 GBP(subject to change).
Lugano is the most important town in Switzerland which is situated on
the shores of a beautiful lake. The town represents a perfect bridge that
connects the Mediterranean Europe to North Europe. Lugano has got a
luxuriant vegetation because of its geographical position and its mild
climate that presents long periods of sunny and dry weather.
Lugano is located in the alpine Canton of Ticino, serving as a gateway to
several important alpine passes. The city is within easy reach and has
because of its location for centuries been an important trading point for
that border Switzerland.
By Air :
Lugano-Agno Airport, situated at 6 km from the city, is the
most ideal point to enter the city. One can approach the Lugano-Agno Airport
from two important international airports namely Zurich and Geneva. On
reaching either of the airports one can take a train or car to Lugano.
By Road :
Lugano is supported by the motorway axis that directly
links northern Europe to the Mediterranean.
By Trains :
The Lugano railroad station, which is on the
international axis of the Gottardo (Milan-Chiasso-Zurich), offers one with a
fast and easy connections to all of the major destinations.
By Road :
Buses, taxis and rented form of transportation are the
base of public transport system in Lugano.
By Trains :
Local Trains provide an inexpensive and means of
The city of Lugano endorses a great collection of hotels. The city provides
comfortable stay for the tourists and other visitors round the year.
Mentioned below is a list of some of these hotels:
5 star hotels in the city:
Best western hotel bellevue au lac
Hotel Eden Grand
4 star hotels in the city:
Hotel du lac
Villa Principe Leopoldo & Residence
3 star hotels in the city:
Hotel Splendide Royal
Hotel Continental park
Major tourist attractions
The traffic-free historic city centre, impressive buildings in the
Lombardic style, exclusive museums, pleasant climate, majestic mountains,
luring lake and a calendar full of events, all combined beckons tourists to
view and experience the city. You can also indulge in a little relaxed
Swiss Minia Tour
This is an open-air museum where one can behold the most important
Swiss buildings and means of transportation. Swissminiatur is located at a
distance of 5 Km from Lugano and 1 Km from Campione dItalia. The
motorway junctions to and from Lugano are at only 200 m. and 50 m.
respectively from the park.
Minigolf Caslano :
This is an 18 hole Minigolf which is open for all
There is a provision of golf courses for the tourists. Elastic trampolines
and electric cars are also available for your kids.
Zoo al Maglio :
More than 100 animals from all over the world like
Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Panthers, Pumas servals, Collar bears, Racoons,
Nasua, Gibbons, Rhesus and other monkeys, parrots such as the ara, the
cacatua and other exotic species and many others too have made this place
their home. Provision for Barbecues and picnics is also present here. The
zoo is situated on the banks of the Magliasina river
Excursions from Lugano:
Monte Tamaro-Monte Lema :
The hike from Monte Tamaro to
Monte Lema follows a journey along the border between Ticino and Italy and
is one of the most beautiful excursions of the Swiss Pre-Alps. The part
along the crest gives spectacular views and towards north are the Lake
Maggiore, Centovalli, Valle Maggia, Val Verzasca, Locarno and Bellinzona,
while towards south the panorama opens over Lugano, its lake and valleys.
The journey also includes some accommodation facilities like Alpe Foppa
restaurant (for groups), Monte Tamaro hut, or Vetta Monte Lema restaurant.
The church of Santa Maria degli Angeli is at an arms length from Monte
Tamaros cable lift station.
Lugano Trekking (Brè-Tesserete) :
Lugano Trekking, this interesting excursion comprises a three-day walk along
a great course that begins in Brè, above Lugano, and ends in
Tesserete, in the ancient parish of Capriasca.. The 44.4-km-long course
tackles height differences feasible for every hiker in about 21 hours
walking. Public transportation (TPL - ARL - Postcar) from and to the city
and the main station of Lugano are available in both departure and arrival
Parks in Lugano :
The San Grato Botanical Park :
Spread in an area of some
62.000 square metres, the park has the greatest collection of azaleas,
rhododendrons and conifers of the whole Insubric region, in terms of variety
and quantity. In the park one can also indulge in the allure of the
immediate surroundings and the peaks of the Alpine chain.
The Lakeshore promenade and the Belvedere garden :
a place to spend some time with nature, one can take a fantastic walk along
the coast of the lake which leads up to the municipality of Paradiso. The
Belvedere garden is an exemplification of natures beauty.
The Ciani Park :
Its a quiet place where one can
take a nice stroll and at the same time admire the granduer of the century
The Tassino Park :
This is a beautiful place with lush
green grass which presents an atmosphere for relaxation and also gives an
opportunity to blend with nature itself. Besides the park contains a large
playground and a deer - muflon colony.
The Park of Villa Florida :
This is a 5350 sq. metre park
which was created re-utilizing many period elements, that still existed.
Everything here reminds one of a floral Liberty style and transports the
visitor to the world of the gone times.
The Ciani Park
The Tassino Park