Popular Accommodations in Lugano
Highlights in Lugano
- Ideal for cultural tourists
- Paradise for night owls
- Broad programme of events
- Exclusive residential areas
Most popular in Lugano
Prices and availability
Vacation rentals in Lugano
The fantastic location on the shores of Lake Lugano gives the city an excellent standing as a holiday destination and accordingly has a large number of holiday accommodations in all price segments. You will stay exclusively in an apartment or apartment on the shore of Paradiso and along the Via Riviera, from where you can enjoy the view of the picturesque lake.A vacation rental by the lake
Alternatively, you can move into a holiday apartment in the old town of Lugano, where you benefit from short distances to the countless restaurants and historic buildings. Would you like to pitch your tents away from the hustle and bustle of tourism? Then you should consider the villa-like vacation rentals in the hills above the city, which not only have a lake view, but also usually have their own pool.
Holidays in Lugano
Travelers and Activities
Lugano is not only one of Switzerland's financial centres, but also one of its cultural centres. Accordingly, culture lovers will find a large number of historical buildings from different eras on site. The Cathedral of San Lorenzo, dating from 875, the Palazzo Riva and the Casa Pico are particularly worth seeing. The offer is rounded off by interesting museums such as the Cantonal Art Museum, the Museum of Cultures and the Swiss Customs Museum.Night owl paradise on Lake Lugano
When the sun disappears behind the horizon, the city really comes to life. As a night owl you have the choice between countless bars, clubs and discotheques, where you can celebrate until the early hours of the morning in a sophisticated ambience. You can release even more adrenaline with a cultivated round of poker or roulette at Casino Lugano.
Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking municipality outside Italy.
Things to know
Lugano is one of the warmest places in Switzerland and, thanks to average maximum temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius, attracts numerous cultural tourists as early as April. For a bathing holiday, however, you should consider the summer months of June to August, when the lake reaches a pleasant bathing temperature. If you like it a little quieter, it is advisable to book your vacation rental for September or October.Regular events
The programme of events in Lugano is characterised by a large number of highlights. These include the Autonassa automobile exhibition in May, the "La Bacchica" folk festival in June and the "LongLake Festival" in July. In addition, there are the Swiss Harley Days, the colourful "Festa d'Autunno" and the Christmas market on Piazza Riforma in December.
Top travel tips
What is Switzerland at least as well known for as for its banking secrecy? Right, for chocolate. At the Chocolate Museum in nearby Caslano you can not only immerse yourself in the history of chocolate production, but also try this sweet temptation directly. You can also buy genuine Swiss chocolate specialities for your home in our in-house shop.Experience Switzerland in mini format
On more than 14,000 square metres, the Swissminiatur theme park houses over 120 1:25 scale models representing the most important sights of the Alpine republic. Discover the child in you and explore the park, which is only a few minutes drive from your holiday home.A detour to the zoo
The Zoo al Maglio offers a real jungle feeling for the whole family. Visit over 200 animal species, including snow leopards, lions, wallabies and capuchin monkeys.