Carona is a former municipality in the district of Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. On 14 April 2013 the former municipalities of Bogno, Cadro, Carona, Certara, Cimadera, Valcolla and Sonvico merged into the municipality of Lugano.
Carona is first mentioned in 926 as Calauna. The hamlet of Ciona was first mentioned in 1213.
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Christopher Muro | Aug 3, 2017
Great park on top of the mountain. Very nice temperature difference than down on the lake, for a great escape from the heat. There are some play structures, a zip line, swings for the kids, some walking paths, sculptures, botanical gardens for the adults. Very enjoyable and educational as well. There are also locations for picnics and grilling, but camping and lighting fires is prohibited. There are a number of public water fountains as well with clean and fresh tasting water. The scenic overlook offers a great view. The panoramic trail however is long and arrives at the top where there is only a weather station and no view. The walk in the wood though is very pleasant and non technical, although there are some slight grades.
Avisekh Ghosh | Apr 29, 2018
Amazing place. Thoroughly enjoyed with family.
Daniele Civatti | Jan 13, 2018
Beautiful park with fantastic view of the ceresio lake, best in spring time
L. Lalilala | Nov 4, 2017
I know very well this place. Lots of flowers and walks. Near the village of Carona and Carona swimming-pool ! No wheelchair... too many stairs! Possibility to stay near... enjoy nature. Ristorante and parking very near. Beautiful view.
Abdullah S. Al-Yusef | Nov 6, 2017
Great park . I spent a good time in it with my family . Quit and clean. A spot where just lay down and forget.
Abdullah Wayel | Jul 2, 2018
Very nice place where you can see full size of the lake. Moreover, variety of followers are arranged in nice way with full information but in Italian. Game for kids also places with cleaned equipment. Only the problem in this place is the location is scary to go up and avoid returning back at night.
Fabrizio Sommaruga | Jun 30, 2018
The botanical garden of San Grato offers unique natural characteristics, but also an exceptional panoramic view on the immediate surroundings and on the peaks of the alpine chain. Visiting the park you’ve got the sensation of entering an enchanted world, where colors and odors of azaleas, camellia and rhododendrons make you feel unforgettable emotions. The park lies behind the majestic Monte San Salvatore on 690 meters on the charming peninsula just 10km from Lugano. It belongs to the municipality of Carona that towers above the Lake. The park is situated in an exceptional position from a scenery point of view. The park with a size of 62000 square meters has the greatest collection of azaleas, rhododendrons and conifers in Insubria, in terms of variety and quantity. The park is also a great place to stop during the hike from Monte San Salvatore, through Carona with its picturesque hamlet to Morcote, and for mountain bikers needing a break after some single trails on the peninsula. In the center of the park there is a restaurant that offers delicious meals, accompanied by an authentic smile and a great view. Carona can also be reached by public transport from Lugano in just 20 minutes. (Ticino.ch)
Juho Laitala | Jun 28, 2018
Beatiful park and awesome views!
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