Lugano, the main city in the Ticino tourist zone, is not only Switzerland’s third largest financial centre and a conference, banking, and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, mansions, and spiritual buildings.
Lugano, with its Mediterranean flare, combines the benefits of a world-class city with the charm of a little town.
Lugano is located in a bay on the northern shore of Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains that provide spectacular views.
The traffic-free old town centre, numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, exclusive museums, mountains, lake, and a busy calendar of activities all entice visitors to take in the sights, soak up the ambiance, and experience “dolce far niente.”
Lugano is a famous tourist destination in the spring when the camellias are in bloom, thanks to its warm temperature.
The town centre, with its Mediterranean-style squares and arcades, as well as various parks with subtropical vegetation, such as the Parco Civico on the lake’s banks, welcome you to relax and take in the scenery.