Discover Lugano

Lugano Region

Lugano in a nutshell

Lugano is a small but international city, a treasure chest of culture, entertainment, shopping, good food, business and nature. The weather is invariably good and there is really no need to look up “Lugano weather” on your smartphone when exploring Via Nassa or Monte San Salvatore: the sun shines on the many different aspects of the Lugano region.




273 m a.s.l.

Surface area

75.98 km²



Unmissable events

Would you enjoy the music at Estivaljazz beneath the stars in Piazza della Riforma? Or would you prefer Lugano Buskers Festival? Are you interested in the packed programme of music and drama at the LAC? Or are you attracted by the big names and interesting exhibitions at the MASI, one of Switzerland’s most important art museums? You can find all this and more on Lugano’s long list of events.


Top attractions

What to see in Lugano? It’s not easy to answer this question. After leaving your hotel in Lugano, start by getting really immersed in this peaceful city: following a relaxing stroll through Parco Ciani, it’s almost compulsory to take a walk through the historical arcades on Via Nassa and perhaps do a bit of shopping. Then admire the view of Lake Lugano from the top of Monte San Salvatore or Monte Brè.  And why not plan a boat trip to Gandria?

Be inspired!

It’s up to you: follow in the footsteps of Herman Hesse to Montagnola, lose yourself in the LAC or one of the city’s museums or treat yourself to a great evening out at a grotto, perhaps on the shores of Lake Lugano.
Here are some ideas for you.