Hermann Hesse Foundation

The writer Hermann Hesse settled in Ticino, in Montagnola, where he lived for 43 years until his death in 1962.

Siddhartha, Narziss and Goldmund or Klingsors letzter Sommer - some of the most important works by Hermann Hesse were written in Montagnola, in the Casa Camuzzi. Today you can visit the Museo Hermann Hesse - located in an idyllic spot above Lake Lugano.

The Johann Wanner Christmas House

A very special shopping experience: visit the Johann Wanner Christmas House, a paradise for people from around the world who love Christmas.

Bahnhofstrasse

Stretching for 1.4 kilometres from the main railway station to the lake, the Bahnhofstrasse is one of the most famous shopping streets in the world.

Stretching for 1.4 kilometres from the main railway station to the lake, the Bahnhofstrasse is one of the most famous shopping streets in the world.

Via Nassa

In the heart of the historic city centre, just behind the lakefront promenade, lies Lugano’s principal shopping street.

In the heart of the historic city centre, just behind the lakefront promenade, lies Lugano’s principal shopping street.