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Lugano
Perfectly positioned on a lake with the Alps at its back, lucky Lugano has a little bit of everything. Ride a cable car up Monte San Salvatore or Monte Bre for sunny panoramas of lake, rivers, mountains and red-roofed buildings. Explore the town's churches, cathedrals and the expressive and colorful Piazza della Riforma. Sample some slow-cooked Ticinese cuisine, explore the lake on a boat or spend the day at the lido with its Olympic-sized pool.

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Lake Lugano
Lake Lugano
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Parco Civico
Parco Civico
Attraction type: Parks
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Monte San Salvatore
Monte San Salvatore
Attraction type: Lookouts; Mountains
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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Piazza della Riforma
Piazza della Riforma
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago
Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago
Ranked #1 of 381 Restaurants in Lugano
Price: US$ 62 - US$ 205
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Swiss, Seafood, European, Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Grotto del Pep
Grotto del Pep
Ranked #2 of 381 Restaurants in Lugano
Price: US$ 41 - US$ 62
Cuisines: Swiss, Barbecue
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer
Trattoria - Pizzeria Galleria
Trattoria - Pizzeria Galleria
Ranked #3 of 381 Restaurants in Lugano
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pasta e Pesto
Pasta e Pesto
Ranked #4 of 381 Restaurants in Lugano
Price: US$ 9 - US$ 14
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Tinera
La Tinera
Ranked #5 of 381 Restaurants in Lugano
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, European
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Youth Hostel Lugano Savosa
2.0 of 5
Youth Hostel Lugano Savosa
US$ 53 - US$ 303
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Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel
2.0 of 5
Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel
US$ 31 - US$ 172 (CHF 30 - CHF 167)
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le bucce di Gandria
le bucce di Gandria
US$ 71 - US$ 102 (CHF 69 - CHF 99)
Ranked #1 of 1 Gandria B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Ibis Lugano Paradiso
2.0 of 5
Ibis Lugano Paradiso
US$ 120 - US$ 167
Ranked #12 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Hotel Delfino
3.5 of 5
Hotel Delfino
US$ 150 - US$ 295 (CHF 146 - CHF 287)
Ranked #13 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
2.0 of 5
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
US$ 119 - US$ 196 (CHF 116 - CHF 191)
Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
4.0 of 5
Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
US$ 244 - US$ 436
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Hotel Splendide Royal
5.0 of 5
Hotel Splendide Royal
US$ 399 - US$ 568
Ranked #2 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
5.0 of 5
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
US$ 430 - US$ 822 (CHF 419 - CHF 800)
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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