It's difficult to know why Switzerland's sunny corner is so special, but the ambience is like nowhere else in the country. Some people call it "The Ticino Touch". Nowhere more apparent than in the Villa Principe Leopoldo & Residence where a historic building and a majestic setting are teamed with the very highest standards of accommodation, service, modern facilities and cuisine. In the smart residential neighborhood where Hermann Hesse lived, 2 km from down town Lugano, the Villa Principe Leopoldo, with the Residence Principe Leopoldo across the street, has mould into an up market resort, amongst Lugano's finest accommodation. More Italian than Swiss in spirit, the resort comprises a two story Mediterranean Villa and a more modern residential building. The Villa is decorated in a versatile, middle post-modern style. Once home to Kaiser Wilhelm's brother-in-law, this historic Villa's common areas, guest rooms and gardens take maximum advantage of the superb lake and mountain views. The Principe Leopoldo Residence façade has an impressive portico, which shows an eclectic mix of Renaissance and Art Deco styling. Public space is limited but artistically so, with an ample, reserved reception area and the Café Leopoldo with a garden terrace. On schedule limousine service to downtown, Lugano airport and railway station is complimentary for all guests. For your reservation at Villa Principe Leopoldo and Residence, please select the dates of your stay and complete our secure online booking form.