Lugano Guided Tours

Lugano is an international city and the crossroads and melting pot of European culture. It is not only the Ticino’s most important city, and Switzerland’s third most important financial centre (after Zürich and Geneva), but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings, and it has been a holiday destination for many Swiss since the end of the 1800’s. With its Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town, and in addition, a beautiful lake and uncountable hills and mountains surrounding the area.

Why Visit Lugano?

Lugano is boasting an almost Mediterranean microclimate and along the lake lots of Venetian-type villages are showing its closeness to neighbouring Italy. The traffic-free historic town centre, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, the mountains, the lake, numerous sights and activities, and a packed calendar of events all invite visitors to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the “Dolce Far Niente”. Thanks to its mild climate, Lugano is a popular tourist destination especially in the spring when the camellias are in boom. Lugano’s mountains, the Monte San Salvatore and the Monte Brè provide for an outstanding panorama of the town, Lake Lugano and the Alpine scenery. Other popular excursions are to the fishing villages of Gandria or Morcote, up the Monte San Giorgio or the Monte Generoso, or to the Lilliput world of Switzerland in Miniature at Melide.

Top Recommendations

Take a trip up Monte Bre
Stroll through Parco Civico-Ciani by the lake
Visit one of several Cathedrals
Enjoy a city tour
Visit the Alprose Chocolate factory

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