Morcote: a picturesque point of land with lakeside romance, history and local gastronomy
Designated one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland in 2016 and located on the shores of Lake Lugano, Morcote offers a relaxing visit in an intimate and welcoming atmosphere.
Walking along the lakeside promenade you will be fascinated by the old patrician houses, the architectural monuments of great value, such as the Captain's Tower of the 14th century, the monumental staircase, and the chapel of St. Antonio di Padova. For nature lovers a visit to the beautiful Scherrer Park.
Let yourself be surprised by its spectacular panoramic view of the lake and mountains, it’s narrow streets characterized by the ancient arcades under which you will find small shops with handicrafts such as colorful ceramics, wicker-ware and local foods: a typical lunch or a wine tasting is a must-do! The typical risotto served in the form of Grana Padano cheese and many other delicacies await you.
For those who prefer only a tasting of local wines, a rich selection of samples that you can enjoy in the shade of the ancient porticoes of Morcote.
Duration: from 2h and half to 4h .
Possibility to reach Morcote by boat from Lugano.
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- TYPICAL PRODUCTS Specialties , Wine
- SERVICES Incentive , Guided tours