We stayed at Lugano for 1 night before heading to Italy. The train networks in Europe is really good so we should have go straight from Lucerne to Milan instead of stopping over at Lugano.
There is really nothing much to see or do in this area. Furthermore, the hotel we stay is one of the worst during our trip there. Would not recommend it.
Nice historic town with beautiful parks and wonderful Italian food. Nice little excursions out of town, includng short hops across to Northern Italy via the ferrys for "cheaper shopping and food".
The locals all do it too.
Lugano is at the lake of Lugano. Very nice is the promenade at the lake. If you like you can take a boat on the lake.
Lugano has also a very nice park with a children playground. Ideal for families. On the nice piazzas you have many diffrent restaurants. The plates are delicious. The small shop are nice to stroll around. The surrounding is beautiful. By hiring a car it is easily to explore.
clam and nice places with a very nice lake view and you can cycling along the lake and enjoy gambling at the casino.
The Lugano lake is very nice and you can also enjoy a relax city walk at down town, which is 5 min distance by bus!