Porlezza the main city of the Italian part of Lake Lugano (Ceresio) is only 20 minutes drive from the camping to the Colli Fioriti. Tourist destination for Dutch and German tourists attracted by the rich offer of events and activities, among them on August 16th with the fireworks of San Rocco.
Geography: Porlezza located in a green valley surrounded by the mountains of Valsolda and Val Cavargna with the peaks of Mount Tabor 2079 m (obviously not Mount Tabor of Terrasanta in Israel) and Pizzo di Gino 2245 m. offering walks and trekking. In the immediate vicinity we find the Lago di Piano Nature Reserve which can be visited with a canoe or a mountain bike. In the direction of Osteno, going up towards the Val d’Intelvi you reach the Sighignola also called the Balcony of Italy a beautiful panoramic terrace from where you can see the entire lake of Lugano and on clear days you can also see: Lake Maggiore and Il Lake of Varese, Monte Rosa and Monte Cervino.
The summer climate is affected by the humidity of the lake, definitely cooler and more dry than the surrounding mountains
The cuisine is varied being able to count on both lake and mountain dishes and resumes typical Lombard dishes such as traditional risotto, risotto, risotto with porcini mushrooms or meat, such as Luganega and braised, the delicious fish in typical carpaccio of the villages of the lake or the typical cheeses of the surrounding valleys.
Art and culture
Church of San Vittore il Moro: inside you can admire frescoes with episodes from the life of the saint, a baroque altar, eighteenth-century stuccos, paintings and wood carvings. The bell tower is equipped with a concert with five bells.
Church of San Michele, Romanic construction of the XIIth century, with a fresco of 1347 representing the Last Supper.
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Caravina, in Cressogno, built in 1663: the interior is decorated with frescoes of the century. XVII.
Temple of San Carlo Borromeo.
Oratory of San Maurizio martyr, example of Romanesque architecture from the 11th and 12th centuries, covered by a landslide in the 14th century) until 1966, it was brought to light and restored
excursions on the lake with the boat