Lugano, southern Switzerland

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.

Lugano Town Map

Lugano Town Map

arrived at the railroad station of Lugano.

Arrived at the railroad station of Lugano.

My reserved hotel “FEDERALE” in Lugano.

My reserved hotel “FEDERALE” in Lugano. Via Paolo Regazzoni 8、6900 Lugano. +41 91 910 08 08. I stayed at this hotel for 3 days.

I arrived at the hotel, put my baggage in the room and went out to explore the city.

Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, its façade and the altar.

Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, its façade and the altar.

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.

Walked around the city of Lugano.

Walking around the city of Lugano.

Headed for the church of St. Rocco.

Headed for the church of St. Rocco.

Church of St. Rocco Lugano

Church of St. Rocco Lugano

Church of San Rocco was constructed in 1592, although the choir is from the 18th century and the façade from 1909/10.

The nave and the altar of St. Rocco Lugano

The nave and the altar of St. Rocco Lugano

Most frescoes are from the 17th century, and especially the ceiling is fantastic.

Interior of Church of St. Rocco Lugano

Interior of Church of St. Rocco Lugano

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.

Lugano Lakeside

Arrived at the Lugano Lakeside

City Hall of Lugano on the Piazza della Reforma (Reforma Square)

City Hall of Lugano on the Piazza della Reforma (Reforma Square)

Piazza of the Reformation is the main square of Lugano, with its many bistros and restaurants, invites visitors and locals siting and relaxing.

Parco Civico (City Park) Lugano

Parco Civico (City Park) Lugano

Parco Civico (City Park)

Parco Civico (City Park); Museo Civico di Belle Arti (Civic museum of Fine arts), Lakeside of the Park, Eros Bendato (Bandaged Eros), Socrates Napping.

The gate to the Lake of Lugano in the City Park

The gate to the Lake of Lugano in the City Park

Piazza Carlo Battaglini and the monument.

Piazza Carlo Battaglini and the monument.

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.

Scenery going to the hotel.

Scenery going to the hotel.

View from my hotel room.

View from my hotel room.

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