Its proximity to the Swiss border means that 63% of the lake is situated in Switzerland and the remainder is located in Italy. The lake is an ideal holiday location for fishing fans, as the lake's waters are abundant with fish and, aside from a few protected areas, fishing is permitted anywhere. The lake is also perfect for outdoor sports fans, the many grandiose and magnificent mountains rising into the sky in the nearby area are a good place for thrill seekers and adventures to climb, discover and explore. Don't take our word for it, rent villas in Lake Lugano and see the majestic mountain and lake beauty for yourself!
Favourite Destinations (Lake Lugano)
Choose Lake Lugano Apartments and visit the beautiful, historical and cultural Swiss city of Lugano
Some of the mountains in this region include Monte Brè, standing at 925 metres tall towards the east of Lake Lugano,Monte San Salvatore, at 912 metres tall and Monte Generoso, at 1097 metres tall. From the summit of Monte Bre, oftenj considered on of the sunniest points in Switzerland, you will have stunning panoramic views of the bay of Lugano, the Pennine Alps and the Bernese Alps. The side of Monte San Giorgio located in the south of the Swiss canton of Ticino, standing at 1097 metres above sea level, was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2003, due to its being considered as the best known record of marine life and land wildlife in the Triassic period. The Italian side of the mountain, located in the region of Lombardy was added as an extension to the World Heritage Site in 2010.
Lake Lugano Holiday Villas are the right place to relax and recover this holiday season
This is a perfect location for a summer getaway, as the water is warm, boasting average water temperatures in the summer ranging from 19.5 °C to 24.0 °C. There are around 50 bathing establishments dotted along the Swiss shores of Lake Lugano to make swimming a safe, pleasant and enjoyable part of your holiday experience. If you are looking for an interesting city break during your relaxing and picturesque stay on Lake Lugano, visit the beautiful city of Lugano, after which the lake was named. This city is located in the Swiss Italian-speaking canton of Ticino which borders Italy. Lugano is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland and is home to a generous number of historic buildings and fascianting museums for the history, culture and architecture enthusiast to enjoy.
Some other holiday location suggestions to appeal to your passion for history, culture and architecture:
Rent Murcia Apartments and visit Murcia Cathedral, an architectural and historical jewel and its bell tower, built between 1521 and 1791, which stands at 90 metres tall, making it the tallest campanile in Spain
Stay in Nice Apartment Rentals and discover the many historic tourist attractions in Nice, such as the stunning Palais Lascaris, the Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez and the Cathédrale de Sainte Réparate
Choose Galicia Holiday Homes and visit the beautiful Galician capital of Santiago de Compostela, whose old town has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the final point on the „Way of St James“ Catholic pilgrimage route
Come to Namur Holiday Rentals and visit the Convent of the Sisters of Notre-Dame, which contains a number of works of art and a museum for history enthusiasts
The city boasts 17 sites that are listed in the „Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites“, including two libraries, three churches, namely the Cathedral of Santo Lorenzo, the Church of Santa Maria degli Angioli and the Church of Santo Rocco, three museums; the Museo cantonale d’arte, the Museo cantonale di storia naturale, the Villa Ciani complex with the Museo civico, the cemetery complex at via Trevano and many other notable buildings and houses scattered throughout the city, such as the Palazzo civico, or town hall, at piazza della Riforma, the Palazzo e cinema Corso at via Pioda, the Palazzo Riva at via Francesco Soave, the Palazzo Riva at via Massimiliano Magatti, the Palazzo Riva at via Pretorio 7 and Villa Favorita in Castagnola.