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Why people love visiting charming Lugano

Enjoy the museums and other features of Lugano. This romantic and walkable city is known for its shopping, lake and restaurants. Sacred Mountain of the Rosary and Villa del Balbianello are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Lugano

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Lugano has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Swissminiatur (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Alprose Chocolate Factory (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Lanzo Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Splash and Spa (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Sci Club Cunardo (8.9 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Pigra Cable Car (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Lugano

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Lugano. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Parco Ciani (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Monte San Salvatore (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Lake Lugano (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Mount Caslano (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Mount Generoso (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Mount San Giorgio (6.2 mi / 10 km)

Transportation to and around Lugano

Fly into Lugano (LUG-Agno), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.), which is 28.4 mi (45.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Lugano Station. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Lugano Funicular Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Lugano?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 481 holiday lettings near Lugano. From 89 Houses to 18 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lugano for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lugano?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lugano:

  • Carona: 19 holiday homes
  • Pregassona: 62 holiday homes
  • Lugano City-Centre: 93 holiday homes
  • Como City Centre: 265 holiday homes
  • Corenno Plinio: 19 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lugano?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lugano. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Palazzo dei Congressi: 1,015 holiday lettings
  • Schwimmbad Carona: 1,001 holiday lettings
  • Cantonal Art Museum: 1,015 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Modern Art: 1,015 holiday lettings
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli: 1,012 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lugano listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lugano?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 89 Houses in Lugano. Our other popular types of Lugano holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 362 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 362 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lugano?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 170 holiday homes with pool available in Lugano. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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