Lugano ⎯ Experience the Festival

Participating in the LongLake Festival certainly offers the chance to discover not only Lake Lugano and its highlights, but also the city centre.

Here you will find lidos, shops, bars, restaurants, museums and art galleries for an all-round experience.

For nature lovers, just a stone’s throw from the centre, Monte San Salvatore and Monte Brè offer breath-taking scenery. Don’t be alarmed, if you don’t feel up to going up on foot, there is a convenient funicular railway to reach both summits.

Plan your Stay

Not to missed

Lido di Lugano

Lugano Lidos

The bathing facilities are open during the following periods:

  • Lugano Lido: 1 May to 17 September
  • Carona swimming pool: 1 June to 3 September
  • Lido San Domenico: 1 June to 17 September
  • Lido Riva Caccia: 1 June to 17 September

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Pedalo Lugano

Motorboat and Pedalo boat Hire

Lugano’s famous ‘retro pedalo‘ can be hired daily at Rivetta Tell and Riva Albertolli.

Pedalo boats (3 or 4 persons) and motorboats (5-6 persons, without licence) can be hired.

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San Salvatore, risalite luganesi

Lugano peaks

Monte San Salvatore and Monte Brè have always offered spectacular views just minutes away from the festival venues.

Suitable destinations not only for hikers, but also for food lovers thanks to two panoramic restaurants from which one can see a large part of the Lugano region.

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Gelateria Chez Guglielm, Rivetta Tell Lugano

Chez Guglielm homemade ice cream parlour

Give in to the temptation of a delicious homemade ice cream! Ice cream that is always freshly made and whipped with the highest quality ingredients, fruit and vegetables, grown with respect for nature. The basic ingredients are milk, organic cream, fresh eggs, sugar and organic carob flour. The laboratory guarantees the absolute absence of emulsifiers, non-natural thickeners, colouring agents and preservatives, and all ice creams are gluten-free. An experience for the palate.


The bikesharing is a practical rental service that gives the possibility 24 hours a day to borrow a bicycle at a designated station and return it at another. A convenient solution for getting around the city: it allows you to reduce the use of your own car and avoid the problems of traffic and finding a parking space, contributing to the quality of air and life. More Information