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Since 1781 | 6914 Carona-Lugano (TI)

Hotel Villa Carona

Your Ticino feel-good villa above Lugano - Romantic, warm and personal
The Garten Hotel Villa Carona is a personally managed island of well-being above Lake Lugano in Ticino. In a 200-year-old patrician house in the village of Carona, where Hermann Hesse also spent many hours, it is easy to escape from everyday life.
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The Garten Hotel Villa Carona is a personally managed island of well-being above Lake Lugano in Ticino. In a 200-year-old patrician house in the village of Carona, where Hermann Hesse also spent many hours, it is easy to escape from everyday life.

Have breakfast in the garden, relax by the refreshing garden swimming pool, unwind in the warm HotPot or simply indulge in culinary delights in our Ristorante La Sosta - there are many things to experience the Dolce Vita to the full here.

The 200-year old patrician house in the midst of a charming Ticinese artists' village offers 18 individually furnished rooms, decorated with many antique pieces. The informal atmosphere and the gardens - a small Mediterranean paradise - guarantees rest and relaxation. Villa Carona is an island of well-being on the outskirts of Lugano.


In the country, In the mountains

Hotel classification

3 Stars

Opening Hours

January to November


Seminar/business, Active/sport, Park/garden, Family/child friendly


Villa Carona is a family-run hotel which offers friendly hospitality. Our team with many long-serving employees creates a personal atmosphere and will do everything they can to make you feel at home with us. Together with our receptionists, the ladies from housekeeping, the kitchen and service team in the Ristorante La Sosta, and the rest of the team at Villa Carona, we look forward to your visit! Cornelia and Joerg Deubner-Marty with their daughters Amelie, Sophia and Louisa


The Villa Carona, located above Lugano in the Ticino village of the same name, was built in 1780 as the residence of the Milanese entrepreneurs, the Andreoli family. The two-story, cube-shaped building with the slightly pitched roof typical of Ticino architecture was erected at the southern edge of the village's historic center with a view of Monte Generoso and the Ticino mountains.
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For nearly one-hundred years, the owners used the house as a retreat from the unbearable summer heat in Milan and the Po plain. In 1850, the villa was divided in two as a result of a marriage, and the large garden was redesigned in its present form. The last inhabitant, a member of the Milanese Scala family, worked as a train engineer all over the world and spent his summer months in Carona. After his death, the villa remained uninhabited for a number of years until it was turned into a hotel in 1951. The building was further renovated in 1969 and 1995, but the historic rooms remained largely untouched and the garden has always been maintained as a part of the hotel complex. The current owners took over the hotel in 2005 and have continued to restore it with much passion and expertise. The hotel has been painted a refreshing shade of yellow and modernized in line with preservation of historic buildings criteria. Today all of the guest rooms have historic furnishings, a number of historic floors have been uncovered and trompe-l'oeil paintings are again visible on the walls and ceilings. The lounge on the main floor with its checkerboard red and black tiles and historic flower motif on the ceiling is an especially successful restoration. The vaulted former cellar, now a dining and breakfast room, has a lovely ambience. Along with the La Sosta restaurant, the spacious garden with areas of different plants on the south side of the hotel is one of the design highlights of the hotel complex. The Villa Carona has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2006.

Rooms & Gastronomy

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Antique charm, modern comfort

All our rooms are decorated in authentic historical style with highly individual designs. The layout, colour, and furnishings are very different in each room. Numerous antique ornaments highlight the exceptional ambience. Original wall paintings, ceiling frescoes, and many other small details have been exposed and restored. They give our rooms a special flair. The new bathrooms offer modern comfort. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, direct dial telephones and DAB radio alarm clocks.

Restaurant «La Sosta»

Our chef and our chef de sevice with their teams will create an unforgettable stay for you in our "La Sosta". Our regional and Italian-Mediterranean cuisine will enchant you! Our kitchen team uses only fresh and selected ingredients, most of which come from the local area. Browse through our new wine cellar and find your personal fine wine. Our chef de service will be happy to guide you through our cantina. He knows many stories about our wines and also has some insider tips in store.


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Wonderfully located above Lugano, on the crest of the Ceresio Peninsula between Mount San Salvatore (912 m a. s. l.) and Mount Arbostora, we find the picturesque village of Carona (602 m a. s. l.). Carona is also known as "Artists’ Village". Carona still offers you the truly authentic experience of Ticino.

Contact & Arrival

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Hotel Villa Carona
Piazza Noseed, 6914 Carona-Lugano (TI)

+41 91 649 70 55


By car
In Switzerland take the highway A2 in direction Lugano. Take the exit Lugano Sud (south) travel direction Lugano. Follow signboards toward Carona. After 10 minutes you will reach the villa.

Public transportation
By train exit at Paradiso station, then change to the postbus 434 Lugano-Carona Paese

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