Porto Ceresio is an elegant and relaxed village on the southern shores of the Lugano Lake. Founded around 1000 DC as fishermen village, it firstly became a tourist attraction at the beginning of the last century in the Belle Epoque era. Recently it has benefited of its strategic position on the beautiful lake, of its views over the Alps and of its proximity to many cultural and sightseeing itineraries to attract new generations of visitors. Its recently completed walk on the lake makes it a little Venice surrounded by mountains.
Porto Ceresio is located on the Italian shores of the Lugano Lake (also know as Lago Ceresio), just in front of the Swiss side. The lake offers ferry cruises, motorboats and sailing boats for hire, sailing schools and races, rowing schools and clubs, beaches and two pools for kids.
Near the villa is a large gym and football field, open to the public. Besides watersports, trekking, soccer and cycling are very popular. Villa Raggio di Sole give free some bicycles available.
During the summer season the Mercatino del Venerdi’ (Friday Market) is a popular attraction for locals and visitors, with arts and crafts, street performers and food stalls. The local community frequently organizes dances and show in the piazza.
There are many restaurants offering the best of regional cuisine.
You can find 2 supermarkets in Porto Ceresio: