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This article is about the village of Castagnola. For the former municipality of Castagnola, see Castagnola-Cassarate.
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Lugano
City Lugano
Quarter Castagnola-Cassarate

Castagnola is a village on the northern shore of Lake Lugano, below the mountain of Monte Brè, in the Swiss canton of Ticino. Politically the village forms part of the Castagnola-Cassarate quarter of the city of Lugano, although until 1972 Castagnola-Cassarate was an independent municipality under the name Castagnola.[1]

Castagnola was first recorded in 1335 as Castigniola.[1]

Amongst its notable residents is the artist Angela Lyn.[2] and Latvian poet couple Rainis and Aspazija, who lived here from 1905-20.


  1. ^ a b "Castagnola". Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (in Italian). Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Museo Cantonale Arte" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-08-10. 

Coordinates: 46°00′12″N 8°58′39″E / 46.003446°N 8.977568°E / 46.003446; 8.977568