Porlezza, sits on the Eastern
shore of Lake Lugano, and like all the towns
in this area benefits from a wonderful microclimate
that allows a wonderful growth of verdant foliage
almost to the tops of the mountains. In winter
the tree line is high and although the greenery
has lost its leaves in autumn you can still see
the how high the trees reach. Because of this
and the easy access to mountain trails, the region
is very attractive to hikers, walkers, photographers
and the outdoor enthusiast. Apparently there
are even naturist areas for the more adventurous......
Porlezza is a typical medieval town with a
number of baroque works important locally for
their artistic content. Monuments worth visiting
are the Romanesque oratory of St. Maurizio
and St. Maria dei miracoli (16th century).
Porlezza is in the region of Ceresio in the
North East region of Lake Lugano. Although not
as important tourist destination as either Lugano
or Porlezza it provides a lot of advantages as a
place to rest, recuperate, philosophise, hike,
walk, fish and even down the road in Lugano,
To see how to get there, (visit our map page)
you can get there from Switzerland or from Italy.
From Italy take the Statale Regina to Argegno
and then go through Val d'Intelvi, or approaching
from Menaggio take the junction up over the pass
If you want to see more on how to get there,
see our "Travelling to Porlezza" page
or "Airports" page.