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  • Villages and countryside, View of Castelrotto
  • Villages and countryside, View of Brè paese
  • Villages and countryside, View of Morcote
  • Villages and countryside
  • Villages and countryside, Church in Gandria
  • Villages and countryside, Church of Sala Capriasca
  • Villages and countryside, Vico Morcote with the church and the view of the lake
  • Villages and countryside, Details fo the church in Carona
  • Villages and countryside, View of Breno
  • Villages and countryside, Little alley in Breno
  • Villages and countryside, Square in Caslano
  • Villages and countryside, View of Lugano from Collina d'Oro
  • Villages and countryside, View of Sessa
  • Villages and countryside, Monumental complex of Morcote
  • Villages and countryside, Aerial view of Aranno
  • Villages and countryside, Monumental complex of Morcote
  • Villages and countryside, View of Gandria from the lake

Villages & Countryside

The region which encompasses Lugano is dotted with quaint traditional villages; you’ll also find an abundance of important monuments and works of art.

Some easier to find than others. Elegant arcades, frescoed churches, skilled craftsmen and picturesque streets: Each location offers you unique, authentic memories.

Nestled in captivating landscapes, several of these villages are also extremely popular with hikers and mountain bikers.

Gandria

Gandria

This fishermen village is quite unique, perched at the bottom of Mount Brè, and it’s rightly famous for its wonderful and romantic atmosphere.

Brè s/Lugano

Brè

The town of Brè has maintained its characteristics of ancient rural village and has gradually enriched itself with numerous artistic works.

Caslano

Caslano

The original town settlement lies on the shores of the lake and is off the main traffic artery. Characteristic are the narrow internal streets and its vast square on the lake.

Collina d'Oro

Montagnola and Gentilino

The town of Montagnola is mainly renowned because of the fact that the German writer Herman Hesse spent half his life there.

Lugano-Carona

Carona

The village has antique roots and is very picturesque as many architects, sculptors, painters and artists have left behind their masterpieces around town.

Melide

Melide

The town of Melide and its surroundings offer the possibility of going on excursions on foot, by boat, by postal bus and also that of practicing sports.

Miglieglia

Miglieglia

Miglieglia, a lovely village situated on the slopes of Mount Lema, is a municipality of over 300 inhabitants but with a territory of 513 hectares covered mostly by woods.

Morcote

Morcote

This peaceful village on the lakeshore, once entirely devoted to fishing, is the winner of the contest for "the most beautiful village in Switzerland".

Origlio

Origlio

Origlio is located in a privileged position, made even more attractive by the pleasant landscape, its position on a hill and its mild climate.

Sessa

Sessa

Sessa, once the most important municipality of Malcantone, is today a village of 650 inhabitants on the slope of a hill at the foot of Mount Lema, which gently rolls down to the Ticino river.

Tesserete

Tesserete

Tesserete, located in a sunny valley surrounded by green rolling hills, is the ideal starting point to explore and discover the Capriasca region.

Vico-Morcote

Vico Morcote

Its pleasant position among woods and vineyards make this village a small architectural jewel and an attraction for tourists from all over the region.