You will all have received Kurt's invitation to join the "Culture Club" excursion to Lugano, Wednesday, 16 February 2022. If you have not yet registered please do so as the excursion is nearly fully booked! Our walks and excursions are a great way to catch-up with your friends and also to meet new friends and members!
Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is Switzerland's third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.
Lugano lies in a bay on the northern side of Lake Lugano, surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town centre, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style invite visitors to see the sights, soak up the atmosphere – and enjoy "dolce far niente". Thanks to its mild climate, Lugano is a popular tourist destination.
We have excellent train connections! Depart Locarno 09.25 (Platform 1) Arrive Lugano 09.54
Our guide, Mrs Romina Mellino, will meet us at the station in Lugano. Remember, Romina was our guide on the outing to Mendrisio in 2019.
We will walk with Romina on a city tour of approx. 2 hours. We will visit the main attractions. The squares such as Piazza Manzoni, Piazza della Riforma, Piazza Bernardino Luini. The Church Santa Maria degli Angioli, Parco Ciani, Via Nassa, Via Pessina etc.
After the tour we will have lunch in the city centre. In the afternoon you can continue to enjoy Lugano by yourselves.
Train connections from Lugano to Locarno every 30 minutes. For example:
Lunch: Menu del Giorno approx. CHF 25, drinks excluded, at your own cost. Please let me know if you are vegetarian, so that I can inform the restaurant
The club sponsors the guided tour with Romina