TOWNS AND VILLAGES

The Best Towns and Villages to visit n the Alps. 

 

Characteristics alpine towns and villages in the Alps, nearby epic mountains, beautiful lakes and in wild valleys.

 

ExplorAlp Best Esperience, our selection of beautiful towns and place to visit.

 

 

BEST VILLAGES OF THE ALPS

LECCO AND MALGRATE

LECCO AND MALGRATE WALK ALONG THE COMO LAKESIDE   Lecco is the second city of the Como Lake. It is located on its eastern branch, where the water framed by…

ASCONA

ASCONA THE PEARL OR LAKE MAGGIORE   Ascona is often called the "Pearl of Lake Maggiore" because of its cultural heritage and its touristic allure. It is situated in the…

VADUZ

VADUZ THE CAPITAL OF LIECHTENSTEIN   The main attraction of the city is, undoubtedly, the Castle of Vaduz, official residence of the Prince, located on a plateau from which you…

SOGLIO

SOGLIO THE PANORAMIC VILLAGE OF THE BREGAGLIA VALLEY    The best reason to visit Soglio, located in the Bregaglia valley part of the Swiss Alps, is the characteristic alpine architecture of…

SAVOGNO

SAVOGNO A UNIQUE VILLAGE IN THE ALPS   Savogno is located on the sunny panoramic terrace above the Aquafraggia waterfalls, in the village of Piuro, at an altitude of 932…

ST. MORITZ

ST. MORITZ ENGADIN ELEGANT ALPINE SCENARY   St. Moritz is located on the upper side of the Engadin valley, famous for its impressive, unspoilt Alpine scenery. The combination of lakes…

BELLAGIO

BELLAGIO THE PEARL OF THE COMO LAKE   Bellagio is located at the top of the peninsula that splits the Lake Como into two branches; it is definitely the most…

RIVA DEL GARDA

Sunny beaches, stunning panorama, warm mediterranean climate, oozing history and art, immence spectrum of sports... it’s the perfect place to enjoy a truly multicolour holiday on Lake Garda. Riva del…

ARONA

ARONA AND THE STATUE OF SAN CARLO BORROMEO   Arona is a medieval town located on the south/west shore of Lake Maggiore and overlooked by the Rocca Park. The old…

ANDERMATT

ANDERMATT - ACROSS 8 PASSES IN THE HEARTH OF SWISS ALPS   This peaceful town at the foot of the Gottard Massiv boasts an idyllic strategic position, at the crossroads…

ARCO DI TRENTO

ARCO DI TRENTO HISTORY AND ROCK CLIMBING Dominated by the fort and has well conserved medieval castle which is open all year round, Arco di Trento is synonymous for free climbing.…

STEIN AM RHEIN

STEIN AM RHEIN MEDIEVAL VILLAGE ON THE RHINE   Stein am Rhein is one of the most beautiful and well preserved medieval towns in Switzerland, famous for its splendid frescoed…

LIMONE SUL GARDA THE LEMON TOWN OF THE GARDA LAKE

A charming romantic town among lemon trees. Limone, although it is one of the most popular well-equipped tourist towns of Lake Garda, has preserved its small-town charm. olives and lemons.…

THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF SIRMIONE

The pearl of Garda. Situated on the south bank of Lake Garda, on a long narrow peninsula jutting out into Lake Garda, Sirmione is one of the most important tourist…

SAVOGNIN

SAVOGNIN FAMILY RESORT AND NATURE IN GRAUBUNDEN   The perfect vacation resort for the whole family.This tranquil town lies in the high sweeping Surses valley, between Tiefencastel, the Julierpass and…

CANNOBIO

CANNOBIO A CHARMING VILLAGE OF LAKE MAGGIORE   Cannobio is a charming village in the italian part of Lake Maggiore. With its beautiful promenade in the historic centre, its medieval facades…

TORBOLE AND NAGO

Sailing and windsurfing mecca with postcards views. Torbole, once a little fishing village, has turned into an internationally renowned sailing and surfing centre of lake Garda. The tiny harbour is…

VARENNA

VARENNA A SYMBOL OF THE COMO LAKE   Varenna is located on the east coast of the Como lake, in front of the famous Bellagio. Both those villages share the…

CHIAVENNA

CHIAVENNA THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE IN THE CENTER OF THE ALPS    The romantic town of Chiavenna, awarded the orange flag of quality by the Italian Touring Club, is the main…

LUCERNE

LUCERNE PEARL OF SWITZERLAND    Thanks to its impressive mountain panorama, its lakeside setting, its charming historic centre and accessibility to limitless excursions, Lucerne (Luzern in German) has become a…

FUSSEN

FUSSEN ROMANTIC TOWN IN ALLGAU   The renowned tourist resort of Füssen, at the southern edge of the Romantic Route, is an ideal base for visiting the legendary Ludwig II…

WEGGIS

WEGGIS THE RIVIERA OF LAKE LUCERNE   The beautiful village of Weggis is situated in a quiet bay on Lake Lucerne at the south west flank of Mount Rigi.  …

LOCARNO

LOCARNO THE SWISS CITY OF LAKE MAGGIORE   Locarno is situated in the Ticino region, near the delta of the Maggia River, nearby the beautiful Ascona. Its unique position, Mediterranean climate…

LINDAU

LINDAU THE CITY ISLAND OF THE BODENSEE    The old town of Lindau is located on a 70 hectare Island on Lake Constance (Bodensee) and thanks to its centuries-old buildings,…

FELDKIRCH

FELDKIRCH AND THE SCHATTENBURG CASTLE MUSEUM   This gorgeous town is definitely worth a visit for those who decide to spend their holidays on the shores of the nearby Lake…

MEERSBURG

MEERSBURG THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF LAKE CONSTANCE   This small town, dominated by one of the oldest residential castles in Germany, is undoubtedly one of the most characteristic medieval locations…

BREGENZ

BREGENZ - LAKE CONSTANCE'S INTRIGUING CITY   Situated in a beautiful sheltered bay at the eastern end of Lake Constance, Bregenz is best known for its stunning open-air floating theatre:…