Morcote, the Pearl of the Ceresio

Picture of lakesid in Morcote

Morcote is a peaceful village directly on the shore of the Lake Lugano. The small community is in the area of Lugano. Morcote is a tourist centre of Switzerland because of the old patrician houses, the architectural momuments and its beautiful streets. It’s also called „Pearl of the Ceresio“. There are many tourist attractions like the the Church of Santa Maria del Sasso in Rennaissance and Baroque style, the idyllic terraced cemetry, the Captain’s tower and the monumental stairs, which has 404 steps and is called the juwel of this region.

An event in August will be „Blues To Bop“. Lugano offers an open air concert, which will take place from the 25th August to 28th August on 4 different stages at 3 different evenings. One evening will be in Morcote on 28th August.

Morcote, the „Pearl of the Ceresio“, is 5 km away from Melide and you can reach it easily with bus. Our Hotel Garni Battello offers you a cheap accommodation to visit the sights of the surrounding area like Morcote.

Morcote, the Pearl of the Ceresio