Lake Lugano Destination Guide

This glacial lake sits on the border between Switzerland and Northern Italy, between Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. It is the smallest of the three lakes, with the widest section spanning only 3km, and reaching just 36km in length.


A boat or ferry ride is the easiest and most picturesque way to get from one village to another and water sports such as kite-surfing, wind-surfing and swimming are popular amongst both locals and visitors. The lake attracts many tourists due to its pleasant and sunny weather, authentic Mediterranean charm and Venetian-style shoreline villages. Lugano, the capital, is a vibrant and dynamic city, with plenty of boutiques, restaurants, bars and the famous Via Nassa shopping district.


The city of Milan is located 82km away (approximately 1 hour 30 min drive).