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Piazza della Riforma

Piazza della Riforma, Lugano, Switzerland
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Lugano
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Cheshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Visited Lake Lugano and enjoyed a glass of wine with nibbles in Piazza della Riforma on Sunday 12th October 2014. Stunning scenery, beautiful lake and mediterranean atmosphere in the Piazza. Great service in immaculate surroundings - bit pricey but worth it for a visit and a treat!

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Toronto, ON Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was one of the largest piazza's that I visited on my recent trip to Italy and Switzerland. I happened to be there during their Fall Wine Festival, so the piazza was full of people, booths etc. The cafes and restaurants were crowded and people really seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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New york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is just a short walk from the lake. This is where the restaurants and shops located in Lugano. The layout of the shops and streets remind me of Italy. There are a lot of side walk cafe where one can sip coffee and people watching. We found a shop selling Ben and Jerry Ice Cream!! What a surprise!!

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went on a Saturday and loads of free entertainment and things going on Some pricey cafe's and restaurants around but all very nice

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Zurich, Switzerland
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43 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There is a lovely tea room of famous Vanini where you can sit down and enjoy the view of this Luganese square whilst sipping a cappuccino. There are other restaurants around the square but Vanini is a unique experience! You see the world passing by in this "piazza*!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The old part old Lugano is fun to explore and the Piazzas are full of Italian type restaurants were you can sit and let the world go by

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Lugano-Castagnola
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice place in center of Lugano and near the boat-service to rest after sightseeing or shopping-tour.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is the true center of touristic Lugano - popular restaurants & creameries, festivals and shopping. During the weekend the street separating the piazza from the lake is closed to only pedestrians. Vanini (café) and Olimpia (casual restaurant) are almost landmarks on this square and although neither is special just taking a seat at either place is a joy, especially... More

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New York City, New York
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Strolling thru Lugano you always end up at this piazza with several restaurants and cafes. The best is Vanini where tables never stay empty too long its place where everybody meets for cappuccino in the morning or aperitif in the evening. Great spot to watch time go by

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Piazza della forma is the city center where we could feel the heritage, see the historical buildings...loved the architecture,cleanness,and beauty specially flowers on the bank balconies

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