Lake Lugano villas Holiday rentals - self-catering villas on Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano, with its Mediterranean climate sits between Lake Maggiore and Lake Como with nearly two thirds of it's waters in the Swiss canton of Ticino. A beautiful all year round holiday destination and a great base for exploring this fascinating part of the Italian lake district.

Lake Lugano is a glacial lake and the snow melt from the surrunding mountains keeps it full of fresh water throughout the year making it ideal for watersports and swimming during the summer. With its mix of Italian and Swiss influences, Lake Lugano offers the best of both worlds with Swiss efficiency, Italian culture, lakeside cafes, chic shops and sophisticated dining.

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Featured villas on Lake Lugano

The self-catering holiday rentals around Lake Lugano offer a very high standard of accommodation including a wide selection of luxury lakeside villas. Offering a warm and very friendly stay, the various resorts and villages around Lake Lugano are generally excellent value and provide the ideal base for exploring this incredibly beautiful part of the Italian - Swiss border.

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Things to see and do

Lake Lugano is full of historic villages, museums and gardens plus there are some superb excursions. Here are a few suggestions....

  • Take the funicular up to the top of Monte Bre for some spectacular views of the lake and surrunding mountains of Ticino
  • Visit the stunning lakeside town of Locarno at the top of Lake Maggiore
  • Explore the 318-hectare nature reserve in Valsolda, the largest in Lombardy
  • Visit the Swiss minature park in Lugano - great fun for the whole family
  • Milan - a full day for shopping and seeing the Duomo
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If you are visiting Lake Lugano during the winter, you can always go skiing in one of the many nearby ski resorts such as:

Resort Distance Time
Davos1642 hours 30 mins
St Moritz1241 hour 45 mins
Madesimo1171 hour 30 mins
Livigno1672 hours 50 mins
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Our view on Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano on the Italian - Swiss border benefits from the blend of cultures making it one of the most cosmopolitan lakes in Europe. We think the stunning vullages and resorts around Lake Lugano offer a wide variety of choice from the quaint and traditional to the lively and bustling towns like Lugano. Spectacular scenery, great restaurants and plenty to see and do any time of year....

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