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Make a holiday rental apartment or accommodation in Lake Lugano, Italy your home away from home

Near the Swiss border lies an area with magnificent lake and mountain views, full of natural and cultural treasures. Steep mountains, quaint villages and wooded hillsides surround Lake Lugano. Creeping over into Switzerland, the lake is one of the most beautiful places in Italy to rent holiday accommodation and is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or family holiday in spectacular surroundings.

Things to do in Lake Lugano, Italy

Being situated on a lake, there is no shortage of outdoor activities to do when you rent apartments in Lugano. The Swiss town, nicknamed “the Monte Carlo of Switzerland”, is full of historic buildings, vibrant nightlife and good shopping. The town offers various outdoor activities, such as walking tours, mountain biking, sailing, water-skiing, fishing, swimming and golf, giving you the chance to explore the incredible natural beauty of the area during your Lake Lugano holiday.

The region offers plenty to do for families renting self-catering accommodation in Lake Lugano, from feeding swans and playing in the parks, to outings to Swissminiatur, the outdoor miniature museum, and the Magliaso Zoo.

You can take a boat trip to various Italian lakeside villages and towns including Porlezza, Valsolda and Campione d’Italia, where you can drink coffee at one of the waterfront cafes or sample typical fish dishes such as pesce persico and lavarello. You can also explore some of the magnificent villas that overlook the lake.

There are plenty of festivals around Lake Lugano throughout the year, including Jazz and Blues festivals, autumn festivals and even car festivals. In July Campione d’Italia hosts a spectacular fireworks festival and on 1 August the town of Lugano celebrates Swiss National Day.

Places to visit on holiday in Lake Lugano, Italy

Lake Lugano is surrounded by numerous places of interest, including Bisuschio, where you can visit the beautiful renaissance Villa Cicogna Mozzoni. You can also visit The Sacro Monte (The Holy Mountain) where you will find 14 baroque chapels along old-fashioned pebble path.

Milan is only a 90-minute drive away. You can spend the day shopping in this fashionable city, enjoying the Gothic architecture before heading back to your Lake Lugano accommodation.

Weather in Lake Lugano, Italy

Lake Lugano is a great location to rent holiday accommodation, especially in the summer when average temperatures reach 28°C, making days enjoying the water or walking in the woodland and mountains a real pleasure. During the winter the area offers outstanding skiing, as temperatures dip below 0°C.

Travel to Lake Lugano, Italy

The closest international airport is Milan (MXP). Cheap flights to Milan are provided by airlines including easyJet, Ryanair and Alitalia, from various locations in the UK. There are regular trains that run from Milan to Lugano, which take approximately 90 minutes and take you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe.

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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Fantastic place

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We had an amazing time here. The owner, Esther, is quick to reply and answered all of our questions. We had 8 nights here and this is a good amount of nights for exploring the region. The apartment is really nice. We were 4 adults here. 1 bedroom with double bed and 2 beds in the livingroom. 2 bathrooms and a kitchen with all supplies. A fantastic balcony with a stunning view looking over Lake Lugano. It took 10-15 min to drive to Lugano. I would recommend to have a car here. I would definitely recommend this place and I felt secure about payment all the time. Our biggest recommendations.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jun 2016