Lugano is in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, which borders Italy. It is the 9th largest city of Switzerland by population and the largest city in Ticino. The city lies on Lake Lugano, surrounded by the mountains of the Lugano Prealps. Its warm summers and the fact that in recent years it has attracted an ever growing number of celebrities, entertainers, and successful athletes have given it the nickname of the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland”. Lugano is just an amusement place of the frivolous upstarts.
I arrived at the hotel, put my baggage in the room and went out to explore the city.
The Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, dedicated to Saint Lawrence of Rome, was founded in the High Middle Ages (11th, 12th, and 13th centuries) but rebuilt in the late 15th century, with the façade completed in 1517.
Church of San Rocco was constructed in 1592, although the choir is from the 18th century and the façade from 1909/10.
Most frescoes are from the 17th century, and especially the ceiling is fantastic.
Interior of Church; Left chapel (Adoration of the Shepherds), Wall painting of the nave (Episodes from the life of St. Rocco MA Wells and brothers), Frescoes of the vault and The octagonal dome.
Piazza of the Reformation is the main square of Lugano, with its many bistros and restaurants, invites visitors and locals siting and relaxing.
Carlo Battaglini (1812 – 1888) was a radical liberal politician and a Mayor of Lugano.
I was very tired. So, from the square I decided to get back to the hotel.