Navigation Lugano

Ship in front of Hotel garni battello

The Società Navigazione del Ceresio was established in 1848 and the first “Ticino” steamer touched the waters of Lake Lugano. Over the years the Navigazione underwent several financial crises, but finally managed to consolidate thanks to the economic boom in the 1930s, rediscovering the pleasure of traveling and Ticino became one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Northern Europe.

In the 90s they count more than 500,000 passengers a year and the navigation remains the most popular means of transport in the region. In our time, the Navigation offers routes and cruises of various kinds, you can reach with the Batttello the main attractions of the region as Gandria, Morcote and Swissminiatur.

Navigation Lugano