Holiday homes in Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano is a most stunning natural formation, and a pretty “sneaky” one as well: it “wanders” from Italy into Switzerland and then back to Italy. It is located between Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, and this area offers form outdoor sports to amazing views, beautiful towns and delicious food. Read more

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Lake Lugano is a most stunning natural formation, and a pretty “sneaky” one as well: it “wanders” from Italy into Switzerland and then back to Italy. It is located between Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, and this area offers form outdoor sports to amazing views, beautiful towns and delicious food. In all honesty, just perfect ingredients for a holiday.

A holiday with historical attractions

On the eastern shore of the lake you will find the town of Porlezza, with a medieval feel to it, an easily accessible place from a holiday home at Lake Lugano. The Saint Maria dei Miracoli and Saint Maurizio Church are beautiful attractions here, and there are many opportunities for outdoor activities. Campione d'Italia is a town in the province of Como, separated from the other parts of the country by the lake and the mountains here. Nearby, Lanzo d'Intelvi is a town that was settled by the Romans in the 1st century BC, a beautiful settlement with wonderful nature. Behind the lake's southern shores you will find the San Giorgio Heritage site, where in the 19th century, fossils dating back to like 220 million years ago were found.

Cultural treasures on your holiday at Lake Lugano

The local culture at lake Lugano exuberantly mixes with nature, and the increasingly popular with tourists town of Porlezza completes it with charming shops where you can buy local products. Brusimpiano is another interesting settlement located on the border from Switzerland, with wonderful views of the mountains and a great opportunity to just enjoy the peace and tranquility of life at Lake Lugano. Lugano (Swiss) city to the north is famed for its nightlife, Morcote is a town known for its beautiful villas. All in all, museums, art galleries, churches and historical sights dot the shores of this lake, a holiday at Lake Lugano is simply unforgettable.

A holiday among nature at Lake Lugano

This beautiful lake is one that is surrounded by mountains: Monte Bre, Monte San Salvatore, Monte Generoso, and the Monte San Giorgio, which has been proclaimed a World Heritage Site, because of the fossil deposits found here. The lake is also rich in fish, thus a last minute holiday home at Lake Lugano can set you in a most relaxing atmosphere and have you enjoying a tranquil time with fishing for grayling, or Danube roach, or Persian trout and other species. Enjoy your time of peace at this lake... anytime!

Wellness and spa on holiday at Lake Lugano

Wellness is equivalent to a balance of mind, body and soul, and on a wellness holiday at Lake Lugano all of these come together just perfect. Parco San Marco, surrounded by nature, and close to the cities of Lugano and Como, is a place worth checking out. A heated pool, a bio sauna, Finnish sauna, wellness and beauty treatments, etc. are offered by professionals here, making this place a perfect getaway and a most relaxing one, even in winter.

Activities and sports

Lake Lugano is one of the country's prime destinations for water sports, yet quite a number of other activities and sports can be enjoyed here. Hiking and trekking in the mountains surrounding the lake are both relaxing and fun on a holiday at Lake Lugano, and mountain biking can also be a fun way of spending a day or so here. Horseback riding on the lake's shores is also possible, and watching the sunset from a boat can be an unforgettable experience. Go sightseeing in the nearby towns or maybe take a day from your holiday home at Lake Lugano and venture out to visit Venice, or Milan, Como and other famed locations nearby.

Family holiday at Lake Lugano

A family holiday at Lake Lugano is one that will have you enjoying nature and culture, history and all sorts of activities among a most stunning nature, wrapped in the magic of the mountains surrounding this lake. Take your little ones cycling, or fishing, go horseback riding together, choose a town to explore every day. In summer, sunbathing on the shores of the lake, sailing on its waters, can be a most memorable experience. In Brusimpiano you can enjoy some of the most amazing views of the lake and the mountains, and if you wish to go hiking in the mountains, Portalezza is the perfect starting point.

Dining at Lake Lugano - Buon Appetito!

The deliciousness of Italian cuisine is not a myth... you should try it yourself.. again, most likely. And when on holiday at Lake Lugano you will get to spoil your taste buds with all sorts of “culinary goodness”: marinated fish, roasted meats (rabbit), polenta with sausage, risotto, salami meats, and of course, the “emblems” of Italian cuisine such as pasta dishes, pizza and all sorts of desserts. Bread cake is very popular at pretty much all the festivals throughout the country... buon appetito!

Holiday with a pet at Lake Lugano

Spend a holiday with your pet at Lake Lugano! Why? Because you can, when you rent a pet-friendly holiday home at Lake Lugano, and because being homesick for your Buddy is not an option when you're off to have a good time. Take your dog sailing with you, or, why not? go fishing together, take your whole family with you and you guys will have a blast here. A hike in the nearby mountains can be rejuvenating, and enjoying the tranquility of the place is never as good as when you have your four-legged friend by your side as well. There is nothing to think about, start your holiday at Lake Lugano with a smile on your face and a man's best friend by your side.

Points of interest, a “must see” list at Lake Lugano:
  • the town of Porlezza, increasingly popular with tourists, with attractions such as Saint Maria dei Miracoli and Saint Maurizio Church, shops with local products, etc.;
  • the San Giorgio Heritage site and the over 220 million years old fossils discovered here;
  • Brusimpiano town and the amazing views of the lake and the mountains that it offers;
  • water sports at the lake, hiking in the surrounding mountains, Monte Bre, Monte San Salvatore, Monte Generoso, and the Monte San Giorgio, sightseeing in the local towns.

Lake Lugano is a most beautiful natural formation thus, one of the most popular locations for water sports in the country, surrounded by majestic mountains. It starts in Italy, snakes into Switzerland and then comes back to Italy, combining the two cultures in a most exuberant way, that charms your senses and has you coming back here again and again.

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