• Relax
  • merlot
  • friendship

A drink in Lugano

THE PERFECT MOMENT
  • 30 August - 19.03
  • 24°
  • 273 m
  • Relaxed

In Ticino, the aperitif is part of the culture and what could be better to start the evening than a drink with friends? A km0 beer-house, a sophisticated bar or a cocktail with a view? Lugano offers all this and more, often accompanied by concerts and events.

“This alp cheese is really good and this salami is... Another slice please! Try this focaccia: the taste reminds me of my vacations...” It's amazing how a plate of delicacies can create so much enthusiasm and a good mood. You think about it while you’re looking at the finger mark you left on your glass: was it the Piora raw ham aged in cellars in the upper Leventina Valley that you tasted a few minutes ago? What is certain is that you want some more and you hope the evening will last a little longer.

While walking down Via Cattedrale, you were fascinated to discover some hidden corners of Lugano and, when you reached Piazza Manzoni, you were pleasantly surprised by a sculpture sitting on a bench. A great start for a fun-full and tasty evening. You then treat yourself to an elegant side-plate of delicious snacks accompanied by a good glass of white merlot.

Via Cattedrale, Lugano

Via Cattedrale, Lugano

Via Cattedrale, Lugano

Via Cattedrale, Lugano

Aperitif in Lugano

Aperitif in Lugano

Aperitif deliciousness

Aperitif deliciousness

Street art in Piazza Manzoni

Street art in Piazza Manzoni

Aperitif with a view of Monte San Salvatore

Aperitif with a view of Monte San Salvatore

A showcase in Lugano

A showcase in Lugano

A jump in the brewery

A jump in the brewery

Blues to bop in Piazza Riforma, Lugano

Blues to bop in Piazza Riforma, Lugano

The gulf of Lugano

The gulf of Lugano

“But we'll drink the next one somewhere else.” People have told you about a place that serves excellent Ticinese beer and you'd really like to try some. To get there, you cross the centre of Lugano and have a look at the windows of the fashion shops in Via Nassa. Possibly tomorrow you'll come back and buy something... An important birthday is coming up soon!

But what's important now is to experience the city, to feel its good vibes and flow, like the drinks in the glasses of the people enjoying an aperitif and enlivening the streets of the city centre, where tourists and locals mingle and meet. As if all this were not enough, aperitifs are often combined to musical events so you also can enjoy good music in Piazza Riforma, Lugano's showpiece square, or in one of the city's other beautiful piazzas.

It's now 8.30pm, but a friend has told you about a bar overlooking the lake... Let's go and see the lights lighting up on the gulf of Lugano.

Carlotta Rossi, - Art curator
Carlotta Rossi,Art curator
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The traditional evening to go out for drinks in Ticino is Thursday.


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