Things to see and do - Lugano
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The "Queen of Ceresio" stretches to the end of a harmonious bay framed by the wooded Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore. Lugano faces south and is a health and tourist resort that is particularly popular in Spring and Autumn. It offers numerous leisure activities and is ideally located for visiting lakes Maggiore, Como and Lugano.
Tourist attractions Lugano : Things to see and do
Piazza Luini CH - 6900 Lugano
This convent church was begun in 1499 and has three of the finest frescos by Bernardo Luini (c. 1480-1532). The most impressive fresco decorates the enclosure separating the choir from the nave and shows the Passion. In the first chapel to the right,..
CH - Lugano
Textile merchant and keen traveller Arturo Sherrer (1881-1956) created here a unique garden where exuberant vegetation hides exotic structures: Casa Araba, the temple of Nefertiti, Siamese tea pavilion... Among the Mexican pines, bamboo and eucalyptu..
Piazza della Riforma CH - 6900 Lugano
The little pedestrian streets and sloping streets are a paradise for those who want to go shopping or just window shop. Via Nassa, with its arcades lined with elegant shops is the main street. It leads to Piazza della Riforma, a vast and busy square ..
Piazza Cioccaro 5 CH - 6900 Lugano
The Lugano Dante Center is situated on the quiet Piazza Cioccaro in a pedestrian area in the heart of Lugano. It offers free WiFi and free soft drinks from the minibars. The classically furnished rooms at the Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel ..
Piazza Cioccaro 9 CH - 6900 Lugano
The Hotel Acquarello is located in the Old Town of Lugano, right at the lower terminus of the funicular connecting the centre to the main railway station. Some rooms have a balcony and offer views over the roofs of Lugano. The multi-lingual staff i..
Piazza Rezzonico 7 CH - 6900 Lugano
Situated on the lake promenade near the traffic-free centre of Lugano, Hotel Walter Au Lac offers you air-conditoned rooms, all with superb lake views. Internet access is free of charge. Unwind on the rooftop-terrace featuring a whirlpool and start ..
via Lucchini 1 CH - 6900 Lugano
Japan meets Europe in this modern, trendy restaurant. Sushi, sashimi and maki are featured alongside Italian pasta, French influenced dishes and classic Mediterranean fare.
via Nassa 68 CH - 6901 Lugano
via Paolo Regazzoni 8 CH - 6900 Lugano
Piazza Emilio Bossi 7 CH - 6906 Lugano-Cassarate
The name sums up the artistic features of this restaurant, which displays works of contemporary art in light-filled dining rooms overlooking the lake. Mediterranean cuisine and Franco-Swiss dishes take pride of place on the menu.
via Magatti 3 CH - 6900 Lugano
The convivial atmosphere of the restaurant is enhanced by its large, well-laid tables; menus offer culinary specialties, cheeses and salami and a choice of some 100 wines that can be bought by the glass.
Corso Pestalozzi 27 CH - 6900 Lugano
Modern well-lit restaurant. The cuisine is regional and Italian; it is based on seasonal dishes and is much sought after. A touch of creativity accompanies every dish!