Welcome to al Battello
Located in the village of Morcote, one of the most beautiful places of Lake Lugano, “Al Battello” is a family-run restaurant with accommodation. In a pleasant shade of the old arcades overlooking the shore of Lake Lugano, you will find hospitality, courtesy and typical dishes of the local tradition. Milan and Radica have been running the place for Twenty-eight years with care and attention to details, offering attentive hospitality and discreet ambience. “Al Battello” is a destination for tourists who love the quiet and the lovely lakeside landscape.
Few words about Morcote
The typical narrow streets, arcades of the old patrician houses, architectural monuments of great value and a lush subtropical vegetation make Morcote “the pearl of Lake Lugano.” Located just 10 km south of Lugano the village retains its historical intimacy and its ancient beauty thanks to the fact that the entire historical center is only accessible on foot. Of considerable artistic and cultural interest, as well as architectural, are the Church of Santa Maria del Sasso, the cemetery in terraces, the monumental staircase and the Captain’s Tower, the last bastion together with the Castle (now private property) of the old fortifications. The botanical Scherrer, also known as “the garden of wonders,” alone deserves a visit. The park is rich in lush subtropical vegetation and buildings and works of art of various kinds from all over the world. It was left to the town of Morcote by Scherrer’s widow in 1965, with the explicit desire to open it to the public. This Eden, set in an impressive world of subtropical flora including palm trees, camellias, wisteria, oleander, cedar, cypress, camphor, eucalyptus, magnolias, azaleas, oranges, lemons, bamboo and many species of flowering plants odorous, attracts and enchants every visitor.