Attractions to explore nearby Monte San Giorgio
Monte San Giorgio is a living legend of a historical masterpiece with fossils dating back to over 200 million years ago. it was surrounded by a lagoon and was partially separated from the open sea. This mountain gained more importance after being inscribed to UNESCO in 2003. Numerous vineyards can be approached when strolling along the southern slopes of the woody mountain.
The Monte Generoso railway or Ferrovia Monte Generoso is a mountain railway line in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, in south-east Switzerland. The line runs from Capolago, on Lake Lugano, to a terminus near the summit of Monte Generoso. It is the highest railway in Ticino. The summit offers extensive views over the Lombardy Plain, part of the Po Valley, and towards the Alps. Whilst the railway lies entirely within Switzerland, the summit station is only a few metres from the international
The Swiss Miniature in Melide, which was opened in 1959, is the only miniature park in Switzerland. The detailed and authentic models include well-known sites such as the Heidi Village in Maienfeld, the castles of Burgdorf and Chillon, the Federal Parliament in Bern, and the Cathedral of Milan, the only model that can also be viewed from inside. There are also operating rack-railways, cable cars, suspension railways and ships.
Monte Generoso is the main panoramic peak of Canton Ticino and one of the most fascinating ones in Switzerland. There are many hiking trails that allow you to reach the summit starting from Rovio, Mendrisio, Castel San Pietro, but also by the Muggio Valley. This lofty altitude makes it without a doubt the best mountain for views in the canton of Ticino.
The Monte San Salvatore is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps above Lake Lugano and the city of Lugano in Switzerland. The Monte San Salvatore funicular links the city with the summit of the mountain. The village on top of its peaks, Carona, is a popular destination to enjoy views over Lake Lugano and to walk through the exotic plants and flowers of Parco San Grato.
Caslano, a village in the Malcantone region located on the Ceresio lakeside, is dominated by the mount of the same name, sometimes also called Sassalto. At some 500m high, it is almost entirely surrounded by the lake. The peninsula where the mount is located is a very attractive natural landscape, offering in a limited space a wide range of botanical species, representative of the entire Ticino region. It was one of the famous regions in this area and also it attracts a lot of tourists by its n
The Parco delle Gole della Breggia is located in the Lower Muggio Valley and develops along the river of the same name, between the municipalities of Balerna, Castel San Pietro, Morbio Inferiore and Breggia. A visit to the Park takes you on a journey through 200 million years of geological history and 2000 years of human history.
Lake Lugano is at the southernmost tip of the Tessin, the holiday region south of the ridge of the Alps, and it reaches its arms out into Italy. Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, there are even citrus fruit trees growing here, and visitors can sunbathe under palm trees. The lake has a number of different branches and is surrounded by mountains. There are so many things to see in and around the lake.
The MUSEC, Museum of Cultures of Lugano was inaugurated on September the 23rd 1989 with the aim of preserving most of the ethnic artworks collected by Serge Birignoni and coming in particular from the Far East, India, South-East Asia, Indonesia and Oceania. MUSEC preserves and enhances art collections from the Far East, India, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The museum, an important research centre on the anthropology of art, simultaneously offers the public at least three exhibitions able to commu
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura is the new Arts Centre dedicated to the visual arts, music and the performing arts, which promises to become one of Switzerland’s most important cultural institutions, with the aim of promoting a wide range of art and establishing Lugano as a cultural crossroads between northern and southern Europe.