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Some would argue there’s no bad time to visit Lugano. With its pristine waters, lovely streets and neighborhoods and beautiful view of the Alps, you could say anytime is a good time to visit Lugano.
Having said that, there are a few considerations. If fairly stable weather is a goal, head to Lugano between March and October. There might be less snow on the Alps, sure, but also fewer tourists and fairly mild weather. Spring is beautiful here as the many parks explode in floral color. During the summer, highs can get into the 80s, but more likely sit in the mid-70s.
If you are determined to head to Lugano in the winter season, it's low season and the room rates are even less expensive.
Some believe the best time to visit Lugano to see the sites and enjoy its beauty is in October, when the summer crowds have thinned and winter crowds have not yet arrived. The weather is cool, but not yet cold and everything takes on a quiet, peaceful feel.