Holidays to Lugano
If you want to experience palm trees and a Mediterranean climate along with snow capped mountains all within twenty-four hours, book a winter holiday with lastminute.com to Lugano, the largest town in the Ticino region of Switzerland. Situated in a bay on the northern shore of Lake Lugano, the town has a mountain backdrop, a car free historic centre, a mild climate and Italian style villas. Not only that Lugano is a great base for a skiing holiday when you want to be away from the hustle and bustle and après ski of the large ski resorts and yet still have good access to all the skiing and winter sports the Swiss Alps has to offer.
Lots to do on a Lugano holiday
Take time to explore the sunny town of Lugano. There are plenty of parks and flower filled spaces dotted throughout the attractive town. Wrap up warm in winter and take a romantic stroll along the lakeside promenade. You’ll believe you’re on the Mediterranean coast with a visit to Belvedere Gardens with its colourful subtropical plants.
You can’t visit this area of Switzerland without experiencing the wonderful skiing that’s available. The ski area of Ticino and the resort of St Moritz are within easy reach of Lugano. St Moritz has extensive 350 kilometres of pistes suitable for all levels of experience but does have the Corviglia featuring the steepest start to a slope in the Swiss Alps – for the very brave and experienced only.
Airolo has cross-country skiing and sunny slopes, while Pescium is a large resort with a snowpark. The ski area of Nara has a ski school plus a 5-kilometre toboggan run and caters for all levels of skiing experience.
After dark you’ll find the lakeside promenade is the place to go for dinner in one of the restaurants such as Al Lido. Savour Swiss cuisine with a Mediterranean twist at Cyrano or try the evening feast menu at Al Portone. Sip on cocktails at Soho Café before dancing the night away at Privilege, a club in the centre of Lugano.
A ski holiday with a twist in Lugano with lastminute.com
A heady mix of a Mediterranean climate in an historic lakeside town alongside access to hundreds of kilometres of ski slopes awaits you on a memorable winter holiday to Lugano. For an affordable ski holiday in the Swiss Alps book with lastminute.com and enjoy winter sunshine in Lugano.