Our hotel in Porlezza sets mind and soul free
What do you yearn for more than anything? Is it freedom and security? Or soothing peace and moments that are full of emotion? Whatever you’re longing for – at our hotel in Porlezza near the Italian metropolis of Milan, you are sure to find it. Nestled in the diverse natural landscape between the spellbinding, sparkling lakes and the lofty peaks of the mountains reaching high into the azure sky, we have created a unique retreat. A place of indulgence, where you can rediscover your lightness of spirit. Leave everyday life behind, enjoy a holiday at our hotel on Lake Lugano, and feel free. As free as air. As free as ARIA – our 5-star superior hotel on Lake Lugano.
Jump in, dive deep, and come up for air in our hotel in Porlezza
Our hotel in Porlezza is surrounded by a breathtakingly beautiful, 35,000m2 subtropical park and a 3,000m2 private beach. Nestled close to Mount Bronzone with a view of the majestic Lepontine Alps and shimmering Lake Lugano, which lies sheltered under the watchful gaze of the mountains, you’ll find ARIA Retreat & SPA, a source of energy and inspiration. Lying in the shade of the ancient Rogolone oak, your thoughts will soar out over the lake and up to greet the mountains. At our unique hotel on Lake Lugano, you will be given a new outlook on life across all realms of existence. Immerse yourself in the unspoilt natural landscapes, dive into the depths of the lake, and come up for air full of renewed vitality.
The panoramic hotel near Lugano: where places of power abound
Our luxurious hotel in Porlezza blossomed from an almost divine vision. With its 15 exclusive suites and unique SPA concept, it reflects the light of life in nature like the facets of a diamond. The diverse natural environment that extends from Mediterranean beauty to Alpine ruggedness creates a unique place of power; power that we harness at our SPA hotel near Lugano to grant you renewed vitality. At our 5-star superior hotel near Como, where air and water, fire and earth meet, discover your own personal place of power and follow in the footsteps of the Lepontine Celts who, inspired by their belief in the divine power of nature, lived in perfect harmony with themselves and their environment. So, surrender to relaxation, let your inner power unfurl, and experience exuberant feelings of joy at our panoramic hotel near Lugano.
How to reach our hotel in Porlezza
Awe-inspiring, sun-kissed natural landscapes and picturesque villages that bedeck the forested mountain slopes like colourful birds’ nests: all this awaits you on your journey to our 5-star superior hotel on Lake Lugano, a haven of relaxation that will forever find a place in your heart.
Upon request, it would be our pleasure to pick you up from the train station or the airport for an additional fee. Please let us know at least 24 hours prior to arrival if you would like us to do so.
From the north, it’s best to reach us at Lake Lugano via Gotthard tunnel and Ticino. Alternatively, you can also reach us through San Bernardino tunnel. Take the A2 motorway to Lugano Nord and then continue through the Lugano bypass tunnel, which comes out in Valle del Cassarate, north of Cornaredo football stadium. Follow the road towards Gandria, where you will cross the border, and then continue to Cima di Porlezza. You will see ARIA Retreat & SPA nestled on the picturesque mountain slope on the left-hand side.
From the south, from the direction of Milan, take the A9 motorway (“Dei Laghi”) to Lake Como. Follow the lakeside road until you reach Menaggio and then continue towards Porlezza-Lugano. Two kilometres after Porlezza, you will find ARIA Retreat & SPA on the right-hand side.
You can reach Lugano quickly and easily by train from both the north and south. From the train station, you can take bus line C12 (Lugano-Menaggio) directly to our hotel. The bus stop is located right outside the entrance of ARIA Retreat & SPA. Alternatively, you can also take the PostBus Palm Express, which runs between Lugano and St. Moritz every day from 20th June to 20th October, and only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 21st October to 19th June. Travel on the PostBus must be booked in advance, and reservations must be received no later than 8.30 a.m. on the day of travel.
The nearest airports are:
- Lugano-Agno (20 kilometres)
- Milan Malpensa (100 kilometres)
- Milan Linate (110 kilometres)
- Bergamo (115 kilometres)