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Highlights Lake Lugano
- Picturesque landscape
- Mild climate all year round
- Varied cultural offer
- Proximity to Milan and Lake Maggiore
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Apartments on Lake Lugano
In Lugano and the surrounding villages, cosy accommodation is available in apartment houses and family-run guesthouses, where holidaymakers can enjoy picturesque views over Lake Lugano thanks to balconies or terraces. WLAN and flat-screen TV with multilingual television channels ensure entertaining hours in the evenings in the holiday apartment.Holiday home in the middle of the countryside
Families or groups wishing to spend a relaxing summer holiday on Lake Lugano book a spacious apartment in a vacation rental with garden and outdoor pool and enjoy magnificent views over the mountain landscape. Demanding holidaymakers feel particularly at home in a holiday apartment in the middle of the vineyards or on a hillside and can leave the stress of everyday life behind them during wellness treatments or on the nearby golf course.
Vacation on Lake Lugano
Location and orientation
About sixty percent of Lake Lugano is located in Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of Switzerland. The rest of the lake area lies in the region of Lombardy in Northern Italy. The lake owes its name to Lugano, which lies directly on the shore and is the most populous city in Ticino with just under 64,000 inhabitants. Lugano is one of the most important economic centres in Switzerland, alongside Geneva and Zurich.Proximity to cities worth seeing
Many holidaymakers use a holiday apartment on Lake Lugano as a starting point for day trips to towns and landscapes in Northern Italy and Italian-speaking Switzerland. Milan is 78 kilometres from Lugano and can be easily reached by car in one and a half hours, Como in around forty minutes. Lake Maggiore and the towns of Ascona and Locarno on its shores are also ideal destinations for excursions.
Travelers and Activities
Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, Lake Lugano attracts many holidaymakers seeking relaxation. The landscape is characterised by lemon plantations and palm groves against the backdrop of the Italian Alps. The peaks of the surrounding mountains such as Monte Generoso can be reached by cable car and offer magnificent views over the region. On the ship holidaymakers can let the beauty of the deep blue lake take effect on them.Lake Lugano for culture lovers
In the past, the Ticino landscape around Lake Lugano attracted many important personalities who left their cultural traces in the region. Numerous museums and art galleries, churches with frescoes by world-famous painters and imposing buildings from several centuries make Lugano and the surrounding villages particularly interesting for art lovers.
In the Hermann Hesse Museum Krulp, the writer's former turtle, lives in the small rose garden of the house.
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Monte San Giorgio is one of the most important fossil sites of a primeval sea from the subtropical Middle Triassic. The mountain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, awaits nature lovers with an elaborately designed fossil museum and countless rare plant species. A cable car connects the sun terrace of Serpiano with the densely wooded mountain region.2nd pilgrimage site for literature lovers
Fans of German-language poetry are drawn to Montagnola, where the Hermann Hesse Museum exhibits everyday objects and works of art from the world-famous writer's private collection. Visitors can see original manuscripts and famous illustrations and watercolours by the poet. Hesse's glasses and typewriter are among the most important exhibits in the collection.3. Stately villa as art centre
Built in the early thirties, Villa Helenum in Lugano houses an extensive collection of art objects from all over the world. The stately house was designed in the style of the Versailles Petit Trianon and today is considered one of the most important ethnocultural museums in Europe.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lake Lugano
Lake Lugano is one of the cheapest destinations in Switzerland. For a vacation rental here, you can expect to pay around $231.93 per night.
]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Lake Lugano are October ($208.68 the average per night for accommodation), November ($209.44), and January ($212.22).
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Lake Lugano was August, with an average price of $263.22 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of $260.68, and April, with $242.17.
We recommend you to book in advance in Lake Lugano as only 52% of the accommodations are available throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.
The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, April (with an availability of 68.75%), May (67.4%), and March (65.25%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Lake Lugano are, in order, July (with 27.75% of available rentals), August (33.6%), and October (39.8%).
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