May 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM
As an American who loves Lugano (looking forward to a return trip there in two weeks), I can say there are delightful walks on the promenade along the lake, light hikes on nearby Montes Bre, San Salvatore, and Generoso, and what you might find to be "cool and unique" are trips on the lake to small and charming lakeside towns of Gandria and Morcote. In my opinion, Lugano has the best of (stereotypical?) Swiss and Italian cultures: the orderliness of the former and the lively spirit of the latter. An issue would be your travel time to and from within the two days you mention and,therefore, the limited time you'd actually have in Lugano.