Via Pretorio 9 (Cherry Building)
Galleria Gottardo is a private foundation of the BSI (formerly Banca del Gottardo) bank, which puts on exhibitions ranging from...
All those good-looking Lugano townies crowd in to this long, orange-lit bar for cocktails. Chilled DJ music creates a pleasant buzz.
Bottega dei Sapori
This high-ceilinged cafe-bar does great salads, panini (for instance air-dried beef, goat’s cheese and rocket) and coffee. The...
Lonely Planet review
The pink brick Mario Botta office block is known to locals as the Cherry Building because of the cherry tree planted on the roof. It was designed by Lugano's Mario Botta (born 1943 in Mendrisio to the south), who has made an international name for himself as a leading light in contemporary architecture. Best known for his work abroad (like San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art and the Kyobo Tower in Seoul), Botta has also left an indelible mark on and around Lugano.