Porlezza Guide & Reviews - Lake Lugano Holiday Rentals, Chalets & Apartments to Rent, Holiday Homes

Porlezza is a small village of around 4000 residents in the Italian sector of Lake Lugano at the most northern point of the lake. A cosy, family friendly holiday village on the shore and within easy reach of the main villages on both Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore.

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. It has been attracting tourists for generations and is a fantastic destination for relaxing and exploring the stunning regions of Ticino and Como.

Key facts...
Restaurants 20+
Car recommended
Distance to lake Lakeside
Nearest airport Milan Maplensa (87km)
Nearest train station Porlezza

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Accommodation in Porlezza

There are plenty of options when choosing where to stay in Porlezza from excellent family hotels to private holiday rentals - lakeside chalets or apartments to rent. All excellent value and ideal for family holidays.

Most of the accommodation in Porlezza is within walking distance to the old town centre where there is a good selection of bars and restaurants. For more entertainment options, Menaggio on Lake Como is just 10km away and the chic Swiss city of Lugano 17km.

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Things to see and do

  • Take the funicular railway from Cassarate up to Monte Brè (925m) for some spectacular views of Lugano and over to Italian lakes of Como and Maggiore
  • Explore the medieval hamlet of Cima next to Porlezza
  • Visit the beautiful resort of Bellagio on Lake Como (16km) with it's lakeside cafes, restaurants and designer boutiques

Our view on Porlezza

We think Porlezza is a beautiful lakeside resort and packed with activities from spring to autumn for all the family to enjoy.

A great spot to use as a base for exploring the other wonderful valleys, lakes and mountains of the Lugano region...