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How to reach the Swiss Diamond Hotel in Lugano

The Swiss Diamond Hotel is 7 km from Lugano and can be easily reached by car, train or by plane.

By car:

  • From north on the A2: take the exit Melide, at the stop sign turn right towards Morcote. Proceed for 4km.
  • From south on the A2: take the Bissone exit, proceed towards Melide, cross the dam and, at the second roundabout, turn left towards Morcote. Continue for 4km.

By train:

The closest stations to Swiss Diamond Hotel are:

  • Melide: 4km from the Hotel.
  • Lugano: 7km from the Hotel.

Free shuttle service is available.

By plane

The closest airports to the Swiss Diamond Hotel are:

  • Lugano Airport, 13km from the Hotel.
  • Milan Malpensa, 70km from the Hotel.
  • Milan Linate, 85km from the Hotel.

Paid shuttle service is available upon reservation.

The privileged location of the Swiss Diamond Hotel is the perfect starting point for an unforgettable experience among the wonders of the Swiss territory.

Walks in the green

From the Swiss Diamond Hotel you can enjoy suggestive walks in the woods, hikes in the mountains and enjoy breathtaking views: a true paradise for all nature lovers.

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Scherrer Park – distance 4: minutes

Created by the gardening artist Arthur Scherrer’s passion for Mediterranean and oriental styles, the Park is a journey through Renaissance and Baroque-style gardens and bamboo groves with exotic plants and arabesque buildings. The spectacular views overlooking the Gulf of Ceresio will make your visit a truly unique experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Morcote – also known as La Perla di Ceresio – which is one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland, just a few metres away from Scherrer Park.

San Grato Park: distance 15 minutes

The San Grato Park, known for its extraordinary collection of azaleas and rhododendrons, is crossed by a 5.5 km long path, divided into six thematic paths: botanical, panoramic, relaxing, fairy-tale, artistic and sensorial. Choose the walk that suits you best and let yourself be enchanted by the breathtaking view.

Monte San Salvatore: 9 minutes away

If hiking in nature is your passion, you can’t pass up a visit to Monte San Salvatore. You can reach the summit with a quiet walk through the woods, using the panoramic funicular (from March to November) or trying your hand at the exciting ‘via ferrata’ along the rocky wall. From the top of the mountain you will enjoy one of the most suggestive views of the whole area.

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Explore

Lugano – distance: 20 minutes

Lugano, the beating heart of Canton Ticino, is the perfect destination to satisfy your desire for shopping and mundane social life, but also your thirst for art and culture.

A visit to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the Church of Santa Maria degli Angioli, which houses works and frescoes of extraordinary beauty, is a must. From here begin the long arcades of Via Nassa, the heart of luxury shopping among high fashion boutiques, jewellers and food and wine shops of the highest quality. You can then end your day with a romantic aperitif on the lake shore and a visit to the historic Casino of Lugano, one of the most famous in Europe.

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Events for every season

During the year Lugano is home to numerous national and international events.
If you have planned a summer visit, you can attend LongLake Lugano, a festival of concerts and open-air shows that, starting at the end of May, colours the city for over a month.

The first of August is National Day, an opportunity to watch fireworks on the lake and participate in the celebrations for the birth of the Confederation.

And finally, a visit to the Christmas markets – which transform the town into an enchanted village – is a must from the last days of November until the Epiphany.

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Lake Como

From the Swiss Diamond Hotel you can also reach Lake Como in a few minutes and enjoy the fascinating views that make it famous all over the world.

A visit to Como – holiday destination of the ancient nobility of Lombardy – where you can admire the wonderful villas overlooking the lake is a must. Not too far away is Cernobbio, a little gem rich in Art Nouveau palaces and ancient noble residences, among which the sixteenth-century Villa d’Este is the most outstanding.

You can reach the charming village of Bellagio by ferry, and visit Varenna with its lovers’ promenade and Menaggio, an ancient merchant centre crossed by medieval alleys and elegant noble residences.

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