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Summer Break in Lugano

Imagine sipping a glass of champagne to the sound of soul stomping jazz and blues while enjoying a wonderful view on the lake of Lugano.

The Ticino region and in particular the city of Lugano is incredibly beautiful during the summer. The balmy Mediterranean climate, lush vegetation, majestic mountains and spectacular lake, all make the destination an ideal place to spend an exclusive holiday.

As if the natural stage wasn’t enough, the summer season in Lugano is filled with exciting events, open air live music, theatre and dance. There is something to satisfy everyone!

The “Long Lake Festival” which starts in late June and lasts until the 23rd of July, brings the city of Lugano to life for an entire month, offering good music, shows, theatre, performances, encounters and street art. “Lugano Estival Jazz”, is a premier musical event set in the beautiful Piazzas of Lugano and Mendrisio which attracts thousands of Jazz and World Music fans each year.

The “Blues to Bop” event will take place later in the summer and for three nights Lugano becomes a great open-air theatre, offering more than 60 hours of free, live music on 4 different stages. The event will also take place in Morcote for an evening.

In Locarno, just 40 minutes from Lugano the “Moon and Stars” event will host 10 days of pop-rock music in one of the most spectacular squares of Europe: Piazza Grande in Locarno. International stars like Tom Jones, Pharrell Williams, and Earth Wind and Fire, will perform for thousands of spectators.

At the exclusive “7° Hublot Polo Cup” in Ascona more than 70 pure bred horses will attract thousands of spectators for an exclusive Polo tournament in a spectacular setting.

Not to be missed is the exciting “Titanic – The Musical” which takes place on a stage on the lake off the village of Melide.

To ensure an unforgettable experience, stay in one of the stunning Junior Suites of the brand new boutique hotel THE VIEW Lugano and take part in these events while enjoying the a little luxury, relaxation and excellent service.

Christmas in Lugano

Christmas is just around the corner and as happens every year, Lugano will begin preparing for the festivities. The town centre will sparkle with a thousand lights and the air will fill with the scent of pine from the giant decorated Christmas tree in the Piazza Reforma and the many delicious locally produced goods.

The Christmas atmosphere of the city centre should not be missed with the characteristic stalls of the Christmas market from 22.11.2018 to 06.01.2019, offering a wonderful selection of original handcrafted goods against a background of fairy lights and festive music.

These festivities so eagerly awaited by both adults and children, will offer entertainment for everyone, with concerts, animation, and events throughout the season, right up to and after the wonderful New Years Eve party in the Piazza.