: Lugano 14km. or Malpensa Milan
: Forcora 15 min's. San Bernadino, Airol, Andermatt
: 6 courses within a radius of
This beautiful resort town enjoys a lovely lake front position along the northerly eastern shore of Lake Maggiore and retains an ancient and noble history, once being known as a skilled craft and fishing village under the Mandelli Counts before being granted freedom to become a free miniature state with its own mint for several centuries before the powerful Borromeo family took control.
Today its colourful past can be seen with the lower part of Maccagno noticeably more ancient then the modern upper part of the town, with medieval passageways, noble town houses, an imperial watch tower and the sanctuary of ‘Madonna della Punta’.
Visitors can enjoy the many pizzerias and fine restaurants, its lake front promenade which leads to a modern art museum, a forest, play area and beach. For swimmers the Lidos of nearby Locarno and Ascona are recommended.
Other Activities: Rock climbing, scuba diving and volleyball
Golf: Within a 40km radius of the residence six prestigious Golf clubs are located.
Lugano - Golf Club Lugano - 27Km from Maccagno
Ski: There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.