Destination Lugano

Lugano offers a wide and varied range of reasons for wanting to visit.  Much of its touristic renown derives from its temperate climate, favoured by the presence of the lake, mild seasons and by a high percentage of bright sunny days. The safeguard of its territory and the beauty of its landscape equally subdivided among mountains, hills and plains guarantee great conditions for staying here in any season of the year: from mountain hiking to swimming in the waters of the lake and swimming pools, to practicing all kinds of sports, from walking excursions to economic and financial activities and shopping.
Lugano and the entire region gravitating around it are therefore open to an “intelligent” kind of tourism, supported by cultural offers, which, by vocation, are part of the character of this land: from museums to the continuous offer of shows and concerts, from historical buildings and rural ones all the way to the modern constructions of new Ticinese architecture, which is now famous the world over.

10 aspects that characterize Lugano

  1. typical Swiss quality and efficiency
  2. Mediterranean charm and Italian lifestyle
  3. mild climate
  4. central position in Europe
  5. easily accessible by plane, train or car.
  6. security and tranquility
  7. economic and political stability
  8. cosmopolitan destination
  9. beauty of the landscape
  10. a city that is on a very human scale

Facts & figures

Lugano in figures

  • 67'000 inhabitants (2013 data)
  • Surface 32, 273 sq. meters above sea level
  • 3rd Swiss financial market, more than 60 banking institutes present in the city
  • 900'000 overnight stays in 2012


Official language
Often known languages: French, German and English

Currency and change

The Swiss monetary unit in Switzerland is the Franc, dividible in centimes
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Climate and meteo

Average temperatures October- March 7°C (min. 2.3°C)
Average temperatures Apri l- September 18°C max 18°C)
Yearly sun exposure 2'034 hours
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