Lugano Shopping and Cafes

You can’t miss the main pedestrian heart of Lugano. The area between the train station, the Civic Park, and the lake is filled with piazzas, cafes, alleyways, shops, outdoor restaurants and street vendors. The ambiance is very nice, and my favorite hours in Lugano are actually spent just wandering this area window shopping, stopping for a coffee or limonata at a cafe, and people watching… Throw in a good book and half a day goes by. Follow your fancy, there are many interesting shops, and don’t worry about getting lost (Lugano’s not that big).