The former fishing village is a much-visited tourist destination because of its winding alleys and picturesque location. On the opposite side of the lake, accessible only by boat, are the Cantine di Gandria, the wine cellars of the municipality. Not far from here is the Swiss Customs Museum (smugglers' museum). Lugano, 6 kilometres away, offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities as well as shopping facilities. A car is recommended for excursions and shopping. In Gandria there is only a small shop with a limited selection of products.