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Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019
Families will find kid-friendly activities in Lugano, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, lakeside setting, and top-notch restaurants. Tourists can also enjoy the city's cafés and museums. Top sights around the area include Sacred Mountain of the Rosary, Villa del Balbianello, and Villa Carlotta.
Cultural venues in the city include Cantonal Art Museum, MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland, and Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Collection. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the lakeside and these places to visit: Parco Ciani, Monte San Salvatore, and Lake Lugano. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Via Nassa is a favorite for retail therapy.
In Lugano, you'll find 79 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Below are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:
In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Sacred Mountain of the Rosary, 12.5 mi/20.1 km from the heart of the city, and Villa del Balbianello, which is 12.1 mi/19.5 km away.
With so many choices for transportation, exploring Lugano is simple. Make your way to Lugano Funicular Station to catch metro. To see more of the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Lugano Station.