Morcote – the most beautiful village in Switzerland

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Morcote, once a fishing village on Lake Lugano, is undoubtedly one of the most photographed motifs in Ticino. With its picturesque beauty, the village was not voted the most beautiful village in Switzerland in 2016 for nothing. It is located on the shores of Lake Lugano and fascinates visitors with its charming flair.



Morcote, also known as the “Pearl of Ceresio”, enchants visitors and locals alike with its narrow alleyways, picturesque postcard motifs and historic buildings. The arcades of the patrician houses, impressive architectural monuments and the lush subtropical flora invite you to explore.

Morcote has developed into a cultural and artistic center that offers fascinating sights such as the pilgrimage church of Santa Maria del Sasso, the imposing Scala Monumentale and the impressive Torre del Capitano. The Scherrer Park is a true paradise for nature lovers and invites you to take relaxing walks.

Morcote also offers breathtaking photo opportunities for 360° shots, including the impressive view of Piazza Grande and the pilgrimage church of Santa Maria del Sasso as well as spectacular sunsets over Porto Ceresio. Experience the timeless charm of this enchanting village on the shores of Lake Lugano.

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