Summer holidays Lugano

Location: Lugano, Ticino
Lugano is the cultural centre of the Ticino region and well worth a visit. Spread along the crescent-shaped bay of Lake Lugano and flanked to the east and south by Monté Bré and Monté Salvatore, it offers a variety of choices to visitors. There are quiet walks along the attractive lakeside promenade or through the historic city centre, where you can visit one of the traditional markets.
Take an excursion into the surrounding area by boat, mountain railways, chairlift, cog-train or cable car. There is also plenty of swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing, golf and tennis available. Due to its mild, almost Mediterranean climate, life does not stop at dusk in Lugano. The cafés and restaurants around the main square, Piazza Riforma, are busy until late at night.

Key facts

  • Location: Lugano
  • Language: Italian
  • Transfer time from Zürich: 3h 18

3* Hotel Walter au Lac, Lugano

The hotel is situated right in the town centre enjoying a much sought after position right on the lake shore and with all amenities in close reach. The lake promenade is just opposite and the centre with its numerous cafés, restaurants and shops only a few steps from the hotel. Facilities include panoramic breakfast room where an inviting buffet breakfast is served, free internet corner, panoramic terrace with Jaccuzzi on the 5th floor. All rooms have a lake view and are equipped with bath or shower, wc, hairdryer, radio, telephone, TV, minibar, kettle, safety deposit box and air conditioning.

3* Hotel International au Lac, Lugano

Family traditions since 1906. Just a few minutes' walk from the lake shore, the hotel is situated in the centre of Lugano and offers a relaxing garden open to guests. Historic hotel with honour - The ICOMOS jury has granted the hotel this eminent UNESCO award. Facilities include restaurant, beautiful secluded garden at the back with outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, a bar with lakeside views, lounge and lift. All public areas are non-smoking. All rooms have bath or shower, wc, hairdryer, TV, radio, telephone and safe. Economy rooms overlook the courtyard while the larger standard rooms overlook the town and can take 1 extra bed.

4* Hotel de la Paix, Lugano

The Hotel de la Paix is a 4-star hotel situated in Lugano-Paradiso, very close to the shores of Lake Lugano and a pleasant 10 minutes' walk along the lake from the town centre. It offers its guests a combination of modern comfort and luxurious elegance. Facilities include 2 restaurants, bar, several lounge areas, lift, hotel garage, large garden, outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, lift. All rooms include bath, shower, wc, hairdryer, TV, radio, telephone, minibar, modem connection, safe and air conditioning. Superior rooms are with lake view.