Destination guide

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 features

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)
How to get there

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 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 469 vacation rentals near Lugano. From 86 Houses to 20 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lugano for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lugano:

  • Lugano City-Centre: 94 vacation rentals
  • Carona: 18 vacation rentals
  • Pregassona: 64 vacation rentals
  • Como City Centre: 243 vacation rentals
  • Laveno: 46 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lugano?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lugano. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lugano Station: 1,005 vacation rentals
  • Lugano Exhibition Centre: 1,006 vacation rentals
  • Piazza della Riforma: 1,004 vacation rentals
  • Palazzo dei Congressi: 1,006 vacation rentals
  • Cantonal Art Museum: 1,003 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lugano?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 86 Houses in Lugano. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lugano include:

  • Villas: 20 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 353 rentals available
  • Studios: 353 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lugano?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 151 vacation rentals with pool available in Lugano. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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