“Here the sun shines more intimately, the mountains glow with a deeper red” – these are the words that Hermann Hesse used to describe this exceptional, diverse area on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Unspoilt natural landscapes, ancient villages with colourful houses that cling to the steep slopes of the mountains like eagles’ nests, and sophisticated towns with grand promenades and villas give the area its unique character, constantly revealing new sources of wonder.
Set sail for new shores on your holiday near Lake Como and discover the magic that flows through our 5-star superior hotel on Lake Lugano and the North Italian lakes.
Lago di Como is the third largest lake in Italy and one of the most beautiful and well-known. In fact, aristocrats of ancient Rome already built their holiday villas at the lake's shores, fascinated by the combination of high mountains and Mediterranean climate. Today, along the 170 km shore, there are high-quality hotels, luxurious holiday villas, and villages in which time seems to have stopped. Lago di Como is also rich in contrasts. In addition to the cities, there are charming villages such as Menaggio, Varenna and Bellagio.
Every day, the great German writer wandered so he could absorb the magic of the landscape. When you spend a short break near Ticino in our hotel in Porlezza at the foot of Mount Bronzone, you will swiftly understand why. Its charm is simply irresistible. Lugano, with its rich artistic heritage, will captivate you with its sheer variety. The LAC museum of art (Lugano Arte e Cultura), the MUSEC Museum of Cultures, Parco Ciani, Parco del Tassino, the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, the elegant shopping streets, and of course, the casino – there is plenty to discover.