Carona – picturesque jewel


At 602 meters above sea level, nestled between the summit of Monte San Salvatore and Monte Arbostora, lies the charming village of Carona. The old village proudly bears witness to a rich artistic history and is home to numerous architects, sculptors, plasterers and stonemasons who have immortalized their art in the village’s churches and homes.

Carona is a truly picturesque gem that delights visitors with its authentic atmosphere and artistic testimonies to bygone eras. The churches and houses bear the signature of talented artists whose works have shaped the history of the village. Their artistic sculptures, stucco work and architectural elements lend the village a unique charm and make it a magnet for art lovers and cultural researchers.

Surrounded by the majestic nature of the surrounding mountains, Carona also offers an inspiring backdrop for walks and hikes. The picturesque landscape invites you to explore the surroundings and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

With its rich artistic history, impressive architecture and the natural beauty of the surroundings, the village is a place to delight both art lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. A visit to this charming village promises an unforgettable journey into the past and a wonderful connection with nature.

Video Carona Tourism

The picturesque village of Carona (597 m above sea level) lies in a fantastic location above Lugano, on the ridge of the Ceresio peninsula between the mountains of San Salvatore (912 m) and Arbostora. It is also known as the “village of artists”.

Carona still offers you the true authentic Ticino experience. Hiking, biking, tennis, swimming, art and culture or simply enjoying the peace and quiet – there is something for everyone.

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