Palazzo dei Congressi
Città di Lugano
Lugano is a beautiful and vibrant city located on the shores of beautiful Lake Ceresio, in the southern part of Switzerland, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and modern amenities. With its stunning alpine surroundings and mild Mediterranean climate, Lugano is the ideal location to combine business with pleasure.
Furthermore, thanks to the Ticino Ticket, all those staying in Lugano and in the Canton Ticino can use the entire public transportation network for free throughout their stay.
Ideal convention location
The Lugano Convention Centre is located in the heart of Lugano, right next to the splendid Parco Ciani and its homonymous villa, directly on the lake shore. The venue is within walking distance of many hotels, shops, and attractions. Exceptionally functional for events of all kinds, it is equipped with the most modern audio-visual equipment, simultaneous translation systems, wireless internet access, and full air conditioning. A large auditorium for 1,130 people, meeting/conference rooms, break-out rooms, as well as a large exhibition area, offer the ideal location for conventions, workshops, banquets, and exhibitions. One of the most appealing aspects of the Palazzo dei Congressi is its spacious hallways, wide stairways, and outdoor terraces, which are ideal for networking.
Villa Ciani and Ex-Asilo Ciani, for private events
As a new addition to the already multifunctional offer within the Convention Centre, the Villa Ciani provides an exclusive venue available to rent for private events. With a direct indoor connection to the Convention Centre, the Villa Ciani, overlooking the Ciani park and the lake, offers many fully air conditioned rooms on three levels with frescoed ceilings and wooden floors. The luxurious and prestigious Villa Ciani, one of the City’s most magnificent locations, is suitable for any important event either as an extension of the Convention Centre or rented independently. During high season it is also possible to organize unique receptions in the park around the villa right on the lake.
The range of facilities is completed by an important, recently renovated historic building, the so-called Ex Asilo Ciani, opposite the Congress Centre. This venue offers an exclusive 280 sqm covered patio surmounted by a splendid early 20th century skylight, surrounded by a series of small air-conditioned rooms and can be rented for receptions, banquets, exhibitions or small meetings.
Wide range of services
Wide choice of catering companies, in-house restaurant with Italian and local specialities, security and hostess services. Hotel accommodation, exhibition and poster session organization, transfer arrangements, and suggestions for social programs and VIP treatments. The staff of the Palazzo dei Congressi will help and support participants and organizers free of charge.