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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.

All things to do » Things to do

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
Piazza della Riforma
Piazza della Riforma
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Grotto del Pep
Grotto del Pep
Ranked #1 of 348 Restaurants in Lugano
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, Barbecue, European
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Trattoria - Pizzeria Galleria
Trattoria - Pizzeria Galleria
Ranked #2 of 348 Restaurants in Lugano
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Soups, Seafood
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pasta e Pesto
Pasta e Pesto
Ranked #3 of 348 Restaurants in Lugano
Price: US$ 9 - US$ 14
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago
Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago
Ranked #4 of 348 Restaurants in Lugano
Price: US$ 61 - US$ 203
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Soups, Italian, Swiss, Seafood, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Ristorante le Bucce di Gandria
Ristorante le Bucce di Gandria
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Gandria
Price: US$ 20 - US$ 61
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Lugano Youth Hostel
2.0 of 5
Lugano Youth Hostel
US$ 57 - US$ 156
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Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel
2.0 of 5
Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel
US$ 57 - US$ 191 (CHF 56 - CHF 188)
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le bucce di Gandria
le bucce di Gandria
US$ 89 - US$ 92 (CHF 88 - CHF 91)
Ranked #1 of 2 Gandria B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Continental Parkhotel
3.5 of 5
Continental Parkhotel
US$ 177 - US$ 250
Ranked #4 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Hotel City Lugano
4.5 of 5
Hotel City Lugano
US$ 176 - US$ 260
Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Hotel Delfino
3.5 of 5
Hotel Delfino
US$ 148 - US$ 267 (CHF 146 - CHF 263)
Ranked #10 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$ 254 - US$ 354
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Hotel Splendide Royal
5.0 of 5
Hotel Splendide Royal
US$ 390 - US$ 593
Ranked #2 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
5.0 of 5
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
US$ 434 - US$ 750 (CHF 428 - CHF 740)
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.