Lugano Tourism

The biggest city of the canton, Lugano is one city where you must plan a holiday. The tourist attractions spill beyond the realm of the city as there are a quite a few places to see around Lugano as well. Making this beautiful bay side city your base is a decision you won’t regret. Expect a little change in the scenery as Lugano is situated in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

When you plan a vacation here, what you’ll be taking into account is rather different from what actually awaits you. In the sense- you might plan your trip to Lugano keeping in mind the tourist attractions. But whilst you’re there, take in the picturesque boulevards, the pavement cafes, palm trees and of course, the sights of the Alps and the lakes.

Essential travel information and Lugano tips for your visit

  • Lugano is considered to be as safe as any other Switzerland city.
  • Travellers, however, can fall prey to petty crimes like pick-pocketing.
  • Keep an eye on your belongings and don’t leave them unattended.
  • Don’t carry anything flashy that’ll attract attention and carry just enough cash to get by the day.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Lugano

  • Save 4% Taste my Swiss City Lugano - Selfguided Food Tour
    Taste my Swiss City Lugano - Selfguided Food TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Snacks typical of the region in their original setting, recommended by locals: the Taste My Swiss City tours address peoples ...

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  • Save 4% 3-Day Ticino Gastronomy Explorer
    3-Day Ticino Gastronomy ExplorerNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Days

    Ticino is the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland and famous for its mild and Mediterranean climate, perfect for relaxing su...

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  • Falconeria Locarno Ticket
    Falconeria Locarno TicketNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Live an exciting experience in the world of birds of prey, observe from near the flight of eagles, hawks, owls, vultures, mar...

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  • Entrance Ticket to Swissminiatur in Melide
    Entrance Ticket to Swissminiatur in Melide2 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Spend a day at Swissminiatur in Melide and enjoy this open-air miniature park located, on the shore of Lake Lugano, in the It...

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  • Know the pollution level of Lugano before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 36.54 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.29 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Lugano for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lugano.

    • Burglary and Theft 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 9.21 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 16.25 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 17.11 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 32.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 81.25 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 22.5 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Lugano is 194.84 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 81.11 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 84.1 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.57 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 116.27 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 70.68 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.99 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 125.35 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lugano

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 17.06 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 57.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 113.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 108.17 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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