Winter, warmth and wellness: the perfect combination

Lake Lugano, in the south-east of Switzerland and continuing over the border into the north of Italy, is widely known for its beautiful natural landscape. Due to its proximity to the Alps, the Mediterranean climate can become quite chilly during winter-- all the more reason to find a place to stay with excellent warming spa facilities! As far as sightseeing goes, the city of Lugano -- the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino -- has a lot of recreational parks, villas and historical buildings to discover. And the Italian bank of the beautiful lake is the perfect place for panoramic views.

Winter wellness in Italy: where to stay

The  Parco San Marcois well-known for its huge spa and wellness center. Various treatments and spa facilities -- including aromatherapy, hydro-massage showers, and Finnish sauna -- will charge your battery like nothing else. Professional therapists will treat your skin with fragrant oils, and various in-house water-related healing methods can relieve back pains, sore muscles and other body aches. Spending 20 minutes in the sauna will help you detox and relax.

Get outside and stay active: winter activities in the area around LakeLugano

Many outdoor activities such as bicycle trips, boat tours or horse riding can help keep your heart beating stronger than ever! And one of the best moments of your feel-good holiday experience will undoubtably be a walk along the banks of the lake. The nearby ski region of Monte Bre or Monte Generoso come particularly recommended. The slopes ensure pleasant skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing. If you're happier on foot than on skis, well-prepared tracks around the hotel stretch for several kilometers. Winter wellness in Italy can include both action and relaxation, if you know where to look -- and the Parco san Marco is a good place to start.