A first class destination, Lugano is a unique city.
Located at the centre of Europe and connected with international destinations through an efficient transport network, Lugano is a people-friendly city that fully expresses the world-famous Swiss Quality: a high quality of life, political and economic stability, security and professionalism, combined with a tradition in hospitality, international openness and a multilingual culture.
Lugano is situated in Ticino, the only Swiss Canton that unites the legendary Alpine landscape with warm Mediterranean colours. Ticino boasts a lust vegetation, gentle mountains and lakes, but also a historical and artistic heritage (with three UNESCO sites) and a strong cultural dynamism. The whole region full of surprises, with a wide variety of scenic hiking trails and sports activities. An area to explore with Ticino Ticket, the official ticket that allows you to travel free of charge throughout the Canton by public transport.
Lugano is an ideal meeting place: an efficient city with a charming pedestrianised historical centre and ambitious modern architecture, it is surrounded by greenery and is favoured by Lake Lugano which ensures a year-round mild climate. Since 2015, Lugano is the safest city in Switzerland: National statistics show that Lugano has the lowest crime rates among the main Swiss cities. Lugano is a business city. While the city is Switzerland's third largest financial centre, the whole region is home to many international companies' headquarters, ranging from multinational corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises - all participating fruitfully in a dialogue with local institutions on Ticino's development.
Lugano is in step with the times. In line with the quintessentially Swiss sensitivity to the environment, it encourages sustainable mobility through a reliable public transport system and a widespread Bike Sharing service. Since 2019 an Energy City, Lugano has fulfilled more than 50% of the required goals towards a more sustainable future. At the same time, it keeps up with other crucial challenges. On one hand, new technologies: thanks to Lugano Living Lab the city promotes the interaction between citizens, public administration, research centres and companies to develop innovative technological solutions and services that meet the needs of its citizens. On the other, the city planning project of the Tourist-Congress Centre, intended to redesign large areas of the city.
Today Lugano is a city with a rich cultural offer and a busy calendar of events, in all seasons. Your event couldn't take place anywhere else.