The Ciani Park is Lugano’s green pearl. Located near the city centre and fronting on Lake Ceresio, it covers a surface of 63,000 square meters. The park is decorated with paths shaded by century-old trees that wind around flower beds, velvety green lawns and small squares attracting visitors to take a rest. Sculptures and fountains decorate the paths.
The Parco Ciani is divided in two distinct parts.
The first, adjacent to the Villa Ciani, is accessible via the main entrance at the end of the lakeside promenade. This section presents both English and Italian-style gardens characterized by flowerbeds in bloom decorated with shrubs and trees from around the world.
The second, extending from the boathouse to the river Cassarate, has a more natural feel than the first. The species of trees that populate it are native to the Ticino woodlands: oak, linden, plane and maple. There is also an area dedicated to younger visitors, equipped with a playground for children of all ages. The redevelopment of river Cassarate’s mouth – which flows into lake Ceresio at the far end of the park – has given further added value to the area, offering to its visitors a new green space and relaxing-zone. From the river’s mouth the view over the city is particularly beautiful.
At only 10 minutes walk from Hotel Federale