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Lake Lugano

With its captivating vistas and mild Mediterranean climate, a stay on Lake Lugano is one of exploration, relaxation and adventure. From scaling the heights of the mountain peaks at San Salvatore and MonteBrè to discovering the enchanting caverns of Grotta di Rescia and enjoying an adrenaline-fuelled moment up at the Mount Tamaro Adventure Park, Lake Lugano promises action-packed days for all the family. Lake lovers willenjoy soaking up water sports, boat rentals, a refreshing lake swim and a timeless sightseeing boat trip around the lake, to such hidden gems asMorcote and Gandria. Those looking to fully let go can enjoy unwinding at one of the many Lido beaches or savour an indulgent moment of designer shopping and fine dining, before a buzzing evening out at the stylish bars and casinos of Lugano city.

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Outdoor Activities

With its wooded mountains, idyllic villages and dramatic typography, Porlezza and the surrounding Lake Lugano is the perfect destination for a fun, exhilarating holiday. Whether its enjoying the popular local walking routesor challenging yourself with acycle along the scenic lakeside roads, there are enough routes to keep every intrepid explorer happy. Thrill-seekers will enjoy an unforgettable day at the Monte Tamaro Adventure Park as well aswith a paragliding tandem flight over the Lake. Lake Lugano offers many water-based activities, ranging from wind surfing, SUP rentals, wakeboarding and kite surfing to water skiing and sailing.Whilst nearby, theMenaggio&Cadenabbia Golf Club and various riding centres are perfect for more sedate sporty moments.

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Piano Nature Reserve

Nestled between Porlezzaand Lake Como, the idyllic72-hectre nature reserveis home toa diverse ecosystem anda gorgeous reed-lined natural lake. A meandering path leads cyclists and walkers alike along the tranquil water’s edge. The restful nature reserve offers breath-taking beauty in all seasons, and is equipped with free on-site parking, an Information Centre, Museum, row boat hire, a picnic area and café.

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Historic Center

For an ambient walk to remember, the Medieval Old Town of Porlezza is only 5 minutes’ stroll away from Porto Letizia, via the scenic lakeside boulevard. Brimming with locals and visitors, the main lakeside centre and principal street‘Via Garibaldi’ is home to authentic cafes, delicatessens, gelaterias and shops, whilst the timeless scenery of the Piazza and San Rocco Church provide a wonderful step back in time; where nothing changes, and everything remains.

San Rocco Church

Dating back to the 19th century and built to venerate Porlezza’s Patron Saint, San Rocco, this delightful church forms the main focal point for the town’s celebrations each Saint’s day, on the 16th August. Fireworks traditionally follow in the evening, after the day’s jovialities.

Grotte di Rescia

Situated deep under Claino, these atmospheric caves have been beguiling visitors in the area for centuries. Formed of 7 caves, with a large central gorge and a dramatic 70m waterfall, the natural rock formations provide a natural hidden wonder below the surface of the equally timeless and alluring Lake Lugano.