Olive Tree Trail

Olive Tree Trail

A route with views across Lake Lugano, on which a landscape reminiscent of the Mediterranean can be enjoyed. The trail winds between Castagnola and Gandria, passes across the remains of old olive groves and areas on which this prized tree is again...more

San Salvatore: High altitude trail to Morcote

San Salvatore: High altitude trail to...

This superb panorama mountain is one of Lugano's landmarks. Monte San Salvatore not only offers splendid views on all sides but also has numerous hiking trails. The tour from the summit through chestnut forests along the lake to Morcote is a...more

Lake Lugano Cruises

Lake Lugano Cruises

A choice of blue for you to immerse yourself in: the heavens or the lake...more

The Madonna degli Angioli church

The Madonna degli...

The church was originally part of the Franciscan monastery, which was...more

Olive Tree Trail

A route with views across Lake Lugano, on which a landscape reminiscent of the Mediterranean can be enjoyed. The trail winds between Castagnola and Gandria, passes across the remains of old olive groves and areas on which this prized tree is again being planted. The route is also suitable for the blind and visually impaired – observe the respective signs.

On the 7-kilometer-long "Sentiero dell'olivo" strtetch, 18 information boards bring you closer to the history and scientific nature of olive tree growth and the oil won from olives.

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San Salvatore: High altitude trail to Morcote

This superb panorama mountain is one of Lugano's landmarks. Monte San Salvatore not only offers splendid views on all sides but also has numerous hiking trails. The tour from the summit through chestnut forests along the lake to Morcote is a classic. Getting to the top is not a problem as the funicular railway takes only 12 minutes to ascend 909 metres from Lugano-Paradiso.

This superb panorama mountain is one of Lugano's landmarks. Monte San Salvatore not only offers splendid views on all sides but also has numerous hiking trails. The tour from the summit through chestnut forests along the lake to Morcote is a classic. Getting to the top is not a problem as the funicular railway takes only 12 minutes to ascend 909 metres from Lugano-Paradiso.

San Salvatore: High altitude trail to Morcote
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Lake Lugano Cruises

A choice of blue for you to immerse yourself in: the heavens or the lake waters! Lake Lugano is the ideal spot to get away from everyday worries, sunbathe under palm trees, take a cruise on the lake, and enjoy hikes through the rugged and romantic landscape.

Come and see the exquisite panorama and discover romantic hideaways. Visit the region's gorgeous parks, museums or let the Ticinese sun warm your mountain excursion or climb. You can choose from 30 different cruises aboard our ships, where you can enjoy a blissful meal or savour famous Vanini pastries. From April 2001, slip into the supreme comfort of our San Gottardo, the latest vessel to join our fleet on Lake Lugano.

Lake Lugano Cruises
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The Madonna degli Angioli church

The church was originally part of the Franciscan monastery, which was founded in 1490. The fresco of the crucifixion, painted by Bernardino Luini (1530) on the dividing wall between the nave and the choir is very famous and valuable.

The church, which was originally part of a Franciscan monastery, is home to Switzerland's most famous Renaissance fresco. It covers the whole wall of the nave. The "Passion and and Crucifixion of Christ" is defined by great expressiveness and vividness of the individual scenes.

The Madonna degli Angioli church
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