When you travel to Lugano, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Lugano, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Lugano to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Lugano things to do can include exploring Lugano attractions and visiting the places of interest.
This architectural marvel is also known as the ‘cherry building’ because there is a cherry tree on the roof top.
Palazzo Cicico, Palazzo e cinema Corso, Palazzo Riva at three different places are notable houses that are considered as the heritage centres of Lugano.
Biblioteca Cantonale and Bibilioteca Salita dei Frati are the libraries of Lugano are popular for their cultural contribution and architectural value. They are among the 17 heritage sites of Lugano.
Family Tours organized by the Government is an interactive tour for children between 5 to 12 years. The mode of communication is English, Spanish and Italian. This is open on Sundays between 13 pm to 16.30pm.
Tourist Train ‘La freccia rossa’ is the train that will tour the city and therefore it will be a fun-filled ride. The Casino, San Salvatore, the Lungolago and Monte Bre’ is worth looking forward to Swissminiature, an open air museum with playground for children and self service restaurants offering Indian, Chinese and local cuisine showcases popular Swiss buildings and various means of transport. Alprose ChocolateMuseum is a must visit for people who like chocolates.
This is the early 16th century Church featuring fantastic frescos and baroque statues.
This is a Romanesque church which houses two frescos belonged to 1529. A grand picture showing the crucifixion of Christ that divides the church wall into two.
This adventure sports in the Bike Park has made Lugano the most attractive destination. Mountain Biking Lovers explore the route no. 38, Rivera – Capanna Tamaro, the starting point of the famous track for the cross-country circuit 2003 World Championships which covers 300 km network of mountain biking trails.
This is a three day trip that captures all the natural beauty of Lugano. This trip with flora and fauna including the enchanting landscapes will surely Lugano is the center of active excursions that are suitable for everybody. Relaxing walking paths including Pazzallo and Carabbia, Montagnola and Agra, Lamone and Origlio and Taverne and San Zeno are the most popular ones for enjoying nature.
Numerous routes and excursions are offered as Lugano tourism packages to explore natural and cultural landscapes. One can also indulge themselves in various sports activities. Another remarkable way to know about Lugano is the Guided Tours. Theme Paths have been arranged for tourists to explore a particular region in a better way and enjoy its unique beauty along with its historic importance.
Arte: This popular restaurant similar to the style of London and New York is located inside the Art Galleryand on the lake, showcases international artworks as changing visuals. This restaurant, the only Michelin starred of Lugano provides stunning signature dishes containing sea food and lake fish.
Villa Principe Leopoldo is another popular restaurant of Lugano offering Italian cuisine in French style including the locals.
Restaurant le Veranda in Hotel Splendid Royal is the oldest one in Lugano. Starting from Kings and Queens to present day politicians, all VIPs are the visitors of this restaurant.
The Grotto culture in Lugano is very typical of this region. Under the shaded places, tables and benches under the trees for people to relax in the natural surroundings. You will find ample of local products like home-made items, vegetable soups, roast beef, mushrooms, cazzola, bread cake and local wine at this place.
Minestrone, the vegetable soup, Polenta, favorite food of Swiss people, Salmi of Rabbit, the lambardi dish, marinated fish and the Bread Cake are the favorite dishes of Switzerland and Lugano people.
Piano Bars offers live music that can be located at Temus Music Bar, Swiss Diamond Hotel Lugano, Emerald bar at Hotel Splendid Royal and Bar Principe at Villa Principe Leopoldo.
You can also enjoy good live music in ‘Living Room’ and Underground Club with itsMusic 360.
La Piccionaia offers lap dance, Cecil offers Cabaret Dance. Apart from that Zodiaco and LL Nibbio are famous night clubs of Lugano.
Quyn Club on Friday and Saturday open from 23pm to 5 am, Blu Martini, Choco Late Club from Wednesday to Saturday and Clubberry are some famous clubs and disco centers where night life in Lugano is at its full.
Lugano is known for the wine production. Numerous wine cellars are there for you, so that you can get a taste of these excellent quality wine. For people who love wine, they cannot miss out on Bottega del Vino Gabbani and Fattoria Moncucchetto.
Via Nassa is the most popular shopping destination of Lugano. One can find several shops for clothes, antique items, jewellery, books, and much more. The shops remains closed on Sundays. These shops are open from Monday to Friday (8.30 am to 18.30 pm) and closes an hour earlier on Saturday.
Manor Department Store with its eight floors offers food, fashion, lifestyle, beauty products and is a great place for shopaholics as it remains open all day. Another popular shopping destination is Centro Lugano Sud.
Lugano Market: Every Tuesday and Friday in the forenoon, food market at the city centre will take place. Here you can get products produced by small farmers. Variety of raw food items is available such as eggs, cheese, jams and meats. In addition, Flowers market, vegetables and fruits markets will take place here.
Crafts market is open every Saturday in the ex-schools of Quartiere Maghetti. Unique and original pieces with craftsmanship and antiques can be purchased here from 8 am to 5 pm.
Other than these, when there are special occasions Lugano will have special markets such as Easter market and Christmas Market.