Lugano Tourism

Visit Lugano - Best of Lugano

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.

Lugano Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Lugano*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lugano

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

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Lugano: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lugano for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lugano.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.82 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 17.65 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 31.94 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.06 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.33 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 22.22 (Low)
  • Living in Lugano - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Lugano is 190.22 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 80.94 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 83.82 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.16 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 120 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 70.68 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.18 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 118.96 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lugano

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 17.86 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 123.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 103.05 USD

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

Lugano Travel Guides

The best trip plans created by users and travel experts that cover the top spots and attractions of Lugano

Lugano Tours for you

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

  • Save 20% Talk tour
    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Want to brush up on your Italian speaking skills? What better way than to have fun along the way?! On this extremely quirky a...

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  • Save 20% Welcome Orientation Tour
    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    A private guided tour perfect for solo travellers, this one has a local city expert who will help you get oriented to the cit...

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    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

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  • Save 20% Kayak and Swiss chocolate
    Duration: 7 Hrs

    A tour that combines kayaking and chocolate making! This tour begins with a kayaking session that lasts approximately 90 minu...

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