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Parks - Lugano

Parco Ciani

A short walk from the lively center of Lugano lies the Parco Ciani, a destination for many tourists who come there to admire what is considered one of the most beautiful Swiss parks.

Overlooking the lake and, with an area of 63,000 m², this is the Lugano green heart of the city of Lugano. Thanks to its enviable position within walking distance from the city centre, Ciani is the place where the locals and tourists relax, strolling in the shade of century-old trees. The paths meander amongst beautiful flower beds, adorned with statues and fountains, winding through well-kept English style lawns. The park is conceived into two areas. The first one near Villa Ciani, can be reached from the main entrance, at the end of the lakefront. At this point the garden’s characteristics are part Italian, part English: wide flowerbeds alternate with bright green lawns, trees and bushes from all over the world. The second area goes from the dock up to the river Cassarate and is “wild” and features local plants; in fact, there are oaks, lime, plane trees and sycamores: all of them are typical of Ticino’s woodland. Within this wooded area there is a children’s area with a playground. Inside Ciani Park there are also several buildings: Villa Ciani, the Covention Centre “Palazzo dei Congressi”, the dock, the Cantonal Natural History Museum and the Cantonal library.

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  1. Contact

    Parco Civico
    Riva Albertolli, Lungolago
    6900 Lugano

  2. Notes

    Suggested period: all the year
    Dogs: on the lead
    Accessibility to bikes: no
    Playground: yes
    Pic-nic area: possibility of pic-nic only in high school area
    Restaurant/Bar: yes, Osteria del Porto
    It's not allowed to pick up flowers and fruits

  3. Altitude

    273 m

  4. Opening

    Open all year
    Open all days
    Summer 06:00 - 23:00
    Winter 06:00 - 21:00

  5. Prices

    Free entry
    Entry to park: Free

  6. Access to the disabled
    • Difficult access
    • Restroom with wheelchair accessible (WC)