Spa holidays in Italy: lakeside tranquility and wellness in Winter

Not so far from Lake Como, where the rich and famous have their holiday villas, you'll find the secluded and exclusive Lake Lugano, near the border Italy shares with Switzerland. There are many different types of Lugano hotel to choose from, but the best is indisputably the Parco San Marco, on Lake Lugano. Lugano hotels: explore the town The lake is just a short drive from the city of Lugano, which actually lies just on the other side of the border, in Switzerland. The town is large enough to provide a wide variety of daytime and evening entertainment -- though you might not want to leave your Lake Lugano hotel and that gorgeous lake! There are a large number of historical buildings, museums and galleries that will offer hours of fascination if you want to take a walk through the town's cobbled streets. Time to relax After a day of exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, you deserve to treat yourself! The Parco San Marco is the Lugano hotel best known for its wellness centre, featuring a spa with a vast number of treatments on offer. After pampering yourself with a facial, you can continue to relax with a long hot steam session in the sauna, or a dip in the indoor pool, which is perfect for the winter months. In summer, there's even a private beach for swimming, but in winter, it provides an excellent view. The hotel also boasts a unique Meditation Pavillion for added serenity, and there are yoga courses on offer for all skill levels. This Lake Lugano hotel offers one of those escapes from the world that are so relaxing, the most difficult thing you'll have to think about is what you'll eat for dinner as you watch the sun set over the scenic lake.