Activities on the lake

We recommend you to contact your holiday concierge, Elisa at for further recommendations or for tailor made activities, e.g. private home cooking experience with an Italian chef, etc..


Lake Lugano offers plenty of watersports opportunities such as cruising with sailing and motor boat, waterskiing, jet skis, stand up pedaling, swimming, fishing; You find examples for boat rental under the below link. Should you wish to bring your own boat, you can easily apply for a local permit in the closest town, Porlezza. You need your navigation license. Boat mooring can be arranged.

Before deciding on bringing your own boat, please double check the respective regulations for Italy and Switzerland as they differ.

Useful link for renting watersports-equipment close by:

Exploring the Lake of Lugano

Exploring the Lake of Lugano - from the lake

In 1826, with the launch of the steamboat called “Lario” in Como, the first regular boat service started off. At present, the hydrofoils and big motor ships that leave very frequently from piazza Cavour, touch the main centers of the lake and go as far as Colico.

On motor ships, from April to October, visitors can cruise along the lake and have lunch on board or hop on and off with day passes to see the most popular sights of the lake. Every part of the lake has its own charm.

Boat link: