A special ambience
with attention to detail
Parco San Marco Hotels & Beach Resort is located directly on Lago di Lugano - only 12 km from the "jet set hideaway" of Lago di Como and the city of Lugano.
The resort includes three hotels - each with their own special features - as well as over 40,000 m² of subtropical gardens, 3,000 m² of private beach and a 200,000 m² mountain forest.
ARIA Retreat & SPA is our 5-Star Superior Luxury Hotel that is situated high up on the mountain on a perfect south-facing slope that comes with a fantastic view of the lake and the Alps.
Parco San Marco Lifestyle Beach Resort is our 4-Star Superior Hotel. Here, too, you will be pampered at the highest level and enjoy the unique south-facing slope location with lake and mountain views during your stay.
In our 4-Star Hotel Dependence del Parco you can also treat yourself to a time-out that you will remember fondly for a long time.
As a guest in our resort, you can enjoy the entire Parco San Marco holiday paradise consisting of various accommodations, the largest private beach on Lake Lugano, several gourmet restaurants and a number of wellness areas allowing you to lavish time and attention on you and for your health. Numerous water sports and leisure facilities as well as a wide range of activities complete the offer, in addition to a private tennis court, a beach volleyball court, a basketball court and a football pitch.
Everything is wonderfully embedded in the beautiful Menaggio Valley, directly on Lago di Lugano and only 12 km from Lake Como.
In the immediate proximity you will also find a golf course, riding stables and numerous excursion possibilities in the neighbouring Ticino, such as the Verzasca or Maggia valleys. The upper Italian lakes and the city of Milan are also within easy reach of the resort.
The promoters and investors of this beautiful Resort are Eva and Hartmut Schwenn, who searched the whole of Tessin and Northern Italy until 1971 for the perfect piece of land where to make their dream come true: open a unique holiday site. They discovered and fell in love with the untouched land of Porlezza and found an free land of approx. 30'000 qm for their ambitious project.
The first phase of construction, which lasted until 1976, 32 comfortable holiday apartments were built. The apartments were rented with great success. Reinforced in their ideas, Eva and Hartmut Schwenn decided in 1980 to go ahead with their project of a unique holiday site.
Come as Guests,
leave as Friends!
We are the leading holiday hotel and gastronomy business on Lago di Lugano, working in an economically successful and independent way.
The Parco San Marco Lifestyle Beach Resort embodies great experiences and hospitality in an informal ambiance, aiming to a wide range of generations, regardless of age and lifestyle.
Our goal is to fullfil the leisure, and wellness requirements of a modern resort through a wide range of innovative offers, as well as to live up to our motto. Thus, it is our task in the long run to work seeking profits, in order to be able to make the investments required to a successful future. High quality is ensured by investments in our infrastructure as well as by our flexible, creative, and competent employees. At the Parco San Marco, driven people will feel gratified with their job and obtain professional achievements.
Your holidays should be well-planned, especially when taking your dog with you! Small dogs are welcome at Parco San Marco.
In order to offer you a unique service that meets not only your needs but also those of your little friend, we have created a very special offer. When making your reservation, you can inquire about the extra cost for bringing your four-legged friend with you. For guests with allergies we also have suites where dogs are not allowed.
Conservation, adaptation, ecosystem, habitat, species, and evolution: these are just a few of the key terms relating to biodiversity. These are basic concepts that, given the complexity of the subject, must be understood and assimilated by everyone. For this reason, one of the principles underpinning our approach to "creating tourism" is the respect for our surrounding environment. Lake Lugano, together with its flora and fauna, offers spectacular displays of nature on a daily basis.
Every year, guests are able to admire works of art at the resort, as renowned artist are invited to exhibit their masterpieces in the resort's subtropical park.