March, 08 2019 ( Updated March, 21 2019)
The tulips are in bloom and the sun is out in Lugano, it is Easter and the perfect time for a city break! This year, from Friday 19- Monday 22nd April, ‘Pasqua in Città’ or ‘Easter in the City’ takes over the vibrant centre and beautiful lakeside. Bursting with fresh spring colour and family-friendly entertainment, crowds flock here to enjoy fun-packed events in the main city piazzas and the beautiful civic park. From creative workshops and lively folk music to an energising Easter Egg hunt through the city, there is something for everyone.
The delightful programme of events sits alongside lively outdoor markets in Piazza Manzoni, Piazza della Riforma, Via Nassa and Piazza Dante. Visitors there will have the opportunity to sample and buy delicious Easter treats and tasty Ticino regional produce. Amusing street performers and local musical bands will also be entertaining passers-by along the pedestrianized streets – for a magical and exciting ambience.
At Easter, there are many customs which evolve around food. In Ticino this is no different! From roasted lamb and hard-boiled eggs to the traditional ‘Colomba’ (a dove-shaped cake), there seems to be something tasty and nostalgic around every corner. One thing is for certain, it wouldn’t be Easter without one special Ticino ingredient…Swiss chocolate!
With a fantastic selection of chocolatiers in Lugano, Easter offers the perfect excuse to indulge. The most well-known brands of course are Lindt and Toblerone. If you fancy making a special chocolate-inspired outing, then the most exclusive Swiss chocolatiers in the city are and . Shoppers and self-proclaimed chocoholics will be able to purchase a bespoke hand-picked tray of souvenir chocolates, as well as pick out one or two for themselves!
So, if you’re staying in Lugano for a long weekend,
or are just passing through, you simply must come and soak up the Easter
celebrations of ‘Pasqua in Città’.
We wish you a very Happy Easter!