The local area

Lugano – the largest city in the Ticino resort region, Switzerland’s third most important financial hub and an important conference location for Swiss banks and businesses, is also a city of parks, flowering gardens and religious buildings. With its typically Mediterranean atmosphere, Lugano offers all the advantages of a cosmopolitan city whilst maintaining the spirit of a people-orientated city. The quality of the various exhibitions organised in this city of art and architecture attract many fans of the genre.

The LAC – Lugano Art and Culture centre was opened in September 2015.  The LAC is a cultural centre for artistic production and the coming together of different arts, which aims to attract and inform a vast international public. Its mission is to promote understanding and interest for the visual arts, music, theatre and other artistic manifestations that it hosts.

Thanks to the mild climate of Italian Switzerland, it is possible to practice exciting sports all year round. While summer is made for water sports in the rivers and lakes or bicycle rides, winter is perfect for skiing and sledging. Travel just a few kilometres to find something for everybody, accompanies by our excellent local gastronomy that ranges from Michelin-starred restaurants to the charm of our local grottoes.