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 near Lugano?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 453 house rentals near Lugano. From 87 Houses to 12 Villas, find unique vacation rental 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're travelling 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:

  • Carona: 17 vacation rentals
  • Pregassona: 61 vacation rentals
  • Lugano City-Centre: 91 vacation rentals
  • Colico Piano: 168 vacation rentals
  • Como City Centre: 250 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Lugano?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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: 978 home rentals
  • Palazzo dei Congressi: 977 home rentals
  • Cantonal Art Museum: 976 home rentals
  • Museum of Modern Art: 976 home rentals
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli: 975 home 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 87 Houses in Lugano. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lugano include:

  • Villas: 12 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 345 lodging choices
  • Studios: 344 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 158 vacation homes with pool available in Lugano.

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