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Discover the city's art scene, immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding nature and let yourself be captivated by the events and popular traditions that enliven this unique destination. In this section, we will reveal a new chapter in Lugano's history!

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One Day Adventures. Learn about some leisure proposals to do in a day

Lugano Region offers more than 30 different daily leisure programmes. The itineraries can be modified to best suit your needs. The proposed starting and arrival points are only indicative.
Be inspired and discover your nature… in Lugano!



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Against the picturesque backdrop of Lake Lugano, the LAC (Lugano Arte e Cultura) offers incisive exhibitions, breathtaking events, captivating concerts and unforgettable theater and dance performances. Its ambitious goal is clear: to capture the hearts of art and music lovers with its eclectic artistic proposal.

The beating heart of arts and culture in Lugano, the FOCE is home to exciting theater performances in the atmospheric Foce Theatre, unforgettable concerts in the Foce Studio, and a rich source of knowledge in the Agorateca. A beloved arts center, immersed in the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

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In Lugano, there are many unmissable events that offer unique and engaging experiences.

Some of these include:

  • Easter in the City: An Easter event offering entertainment, markets, and festivities in the centre of Lugano.
  • Festa dei Vicini: An initiative that promotes closeness among residents, transforming neighbourhoods into places for celebrating and sharing.
  • Lugano Long Lake Festival: A multidisciplinary summer event with concerts, street performances, thematic markets and culinary delights along the lake.
  • Autumn Festival: A festival celebrating autumn with local gastronomy, wine tasting, stalls and entertainment in the city centre.
  • Natale in piazza: An atmospheric Christmas market that transforms the city centre into a festive atmosphere with stalls, lights and Christmas entertainment.

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The city of Lugano offers various fitness trails: open-air physical training itineraries, characterized by varying lengths and levels of difficulty and designed to enhance elasticity, endurance and muscular strength.

The Fitness Parks offer free outdoor gymnastics. The equipment, which is suitable for all age groups, allows you to exercise correctly, thanks to the descriptive plaques that indicate how best to perform each activity.

If you are a USI or SUPSI student, you can take out a discounted subscription to participate in courses and sports activities or to access the gym and Technogym machines.

In addition, the University of Lugano’s sports service offers special agreements and rates for various services such as massages, physiotherapy, nutritional advice, tickets for basketball matches and equipment for tennis and Speedminton.

Find out more on Learn Lugano Sport page!

With well-kept landscapes, shady paths and quiet oases of peace, the parks offer an ideal refuge to regenerate in harmony with nature.

Here are the most beautiful parks in Lugano:

  • Parco Ciani
  • Parco villa Saroli
  • Parco Tassino
  • Parco San Michele
  • Parco Villa florida
  • Giardino Belvedere e lungolago di Lugano


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