Porto Ceresio Guide & Reviews Self Catering Holiday Rentals in Porto Ceresio - Lake Lugano

Porto Ceresio is an attractive town in the Italian province of Varese on Lake Lugano just 50km from Milan. The town provides plenty of evening enterainment with cafes, bars and great restaurants and is within easy reach of the main villages on both Lake Lugano, Como and 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 Varese.

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Restaurants 25+
Car recommended
Nearest airport Milan Maplensa (52km)
Nearest train station Porto Ceresio

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Accommodation in Porto Ceresio

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

Most of the accommodation is within walking distance to the centre although a car is highly recommended for getting around.

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Another option is to stay in the small pretty Swiss village of Morcote 1km across the lake from Porto Ceresio which is easily reached by ferry.

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Things to see and do

  • Take the funicular railway from Cassarate up to Monte Brè (925m) above Lugano for some spectacular views of lake Lugano, Como and Maggiore
  • Luino on Lake Maggiore is just 20k drive - a bustling resort with lots of shops, bars and restaurants
  • Visit the beautiful resort of Bellagio on Lake Como (16km) with it's lakeside cafes, restaurants and designer boutiques

Our view on Porto Ceresio

We think Porto Ceresio is a great spot to base yourself with easy access to the best of both the Italain and Swiss sectors have to offer.