Activities

Mountain hiking and mountain biking
Starting from the house several hiking trails start around the Monte Brè (925m) and further to the mountain peak of Monte Boglia (1516m).
The winding road to the mountain top is used by many mountain bike riders.
Current bike trails can be found on the site of www.trail.ch

Restaurants and bars
Osteria Funicolare Monte Brèa beautiful little beer garden with fantastic views, directly at the mountain station of the Monte Brè funicular
Ristorante Vetta Monte Brèrenovated and reopened restaurant, higher up on the summit of Monte Brè
La Lanchetta Lounge Bar & Pinsa – nice little restaurant with bar in sight at the foot of the mountain and right on the lake.

Capanna Monte Bar (1600m) “Una casa per quattro stagioni…”
Destination for mountain hikes and refuge for hikers with incredible views to Italy

Monte Tamaro (1960m)
By car about 30 minutes away, there is a large offer for activities in the mountains in the former winter sports area. In good weather, the view extends to the Matterhorn.

Wellness
Tamaro Splash & Spa is a highly recommended place to find fun or tranquility alike in the water, regardless of the weather and season.

Shopping
Lugano offers many shopping possibilities of all kinds. You will find a shop for virtually every need, but you can also simply drift through the streets of the old town and be surprised by the offer of many boutiques.

In Mendrisio, Foxtown attracts a gigantic brand outlet, where everything from luxury brands to small boutiques finds everything under one roof.

Lake Lugano
The lake offers a long promenade and large park, fun paddle boats, a large beach with attached outdoor pool and opportunities for water sports with sailing boats, windsurfing or stand-up paddling.
Beach Lido di Lugano

Attractions
Monte Brè, Monte Boglia
Monte San Salvatore, the “sugarloaf” of Lugano
Monte Generoso (CH, 1704m), reopened to visitors since 2017 offers “Panorama, architecture and nature”

Milan – is only 1.5 hours away
Bellinzona, the capital of Ticino with impressive castles

Locarno / Ascona on the Ticino tip of the Lagio Maggiore
Verzasca valley with wildly romantic torrent, bathing opportunities and Roman grottos starts just behind Ascona with the impressive dam wall, famous for the James Bond movie “Golden Eye”.

Big weekly market every Wednesday in Luino (IT) on lake Lago Maggiore

Como and Lake Como (IT)
Villa Balbianello in Lenno on Lake Como
Movie location of Star Wars “Episode 2” and James Bond “Casino Royale”

Gandria, the former fisherman and smugglers’ village just before the Italian border on Lake Lugano. From the foot of Monte Brè you can reach it via a beautiful path along the lake.

Bus stop with direct connection to the center of Lugano (timetable)