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Monte Generoso ***

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Guide price €50.10

Although you might consider Monte Generoso as a transit camping site, it would be a shame not to stay a little longer. Because it is a great base from which to make lots of fun excursions, by foot, by bike, or on the water. The simple but charming family camping site is located right along the banks of Lake Lugano, thereby promising lots of water activities. Here you always have a priceless view.

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Reception desk

Monte Generoso is a spacious camping site with a splendid view of Lake Lugano. At the reception desk, Italian, German and English is spoken.

Where is your pitch?

The pitches on the level grounds are spacious, some of which are separated by hedges. Some pitches are fully shaded. You can even rent a caravan. Monte Generoso is located right on the lakeshore, which begins with a (little) strip of pebble beach.

Clear water

The camping site guests are mainly Swiss, Germans and those travelling from north and west Europe; the latter due to the site's location along the Germany-Italy route. Monte Generoso is therefore also very suitable as a transit camping site. In the summer, families with children come because of the location directly on the water and the water sport activities.

All water recreation is done in the lake itself; there is no swimming pool on the camping site. The water in the lake is crystal clear and lake bed is made of pebbles. You can go right into the lake from the camping site.

Must see

Take the cog railway up to the top of Monte Generoso! There is a visitor centre there where activities are held and where you have a view of the Alps and the Po Valley.

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Detail information about this campsite

A.J. Brink

This inspector visits Monte Generoso every year and inspects the campsite on the basis of more than 200 amenities and other points of interest. The inspector is an ACSI staff member and does not work for the campsite.

- Inspector Mr A.J. Brink
A.J. Brink

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Average rating: 7.0

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Juliet truckle, on this campsite in September 2017


Travelling party: Couple

This is the most expensive campsite I have ever been on! It's a complete rip off. We paid for one night and just discovered that doesn't even cover a hot shower!
The food being dished up at the take away looked lovely but when we asked the chef what it was he nearly bit our heads off! Told us to read the menu which we had been trying to do for ten minutes in the dark! The menu was a dirty piece of laminate stuck to the shack with barely any explanation or detail! Thanks to the very rude chef we decided to cook for ourselves yet he still made a very snide comment to another person as we walked away! My partner is fluent in Italian and knew exactly what he said! Rude rude man who needs to learn some customer service skills! Glad we are only here for one night. We have travelled for months now all through France and Italy and never had such rude treatment anywhere! First and last time to this place!

Phil Butterworth, on this campsite in June 2014


Travelling party: Seniors

Lovely location right next to Lake Lugano – ask for a pitch on the lakeside. Friendly and helpful English speaking reception team. Clean and tidy loos and showers. Well stocked shop and bar together with bistro restaurant. Pitches not marked out specifically so can be tricky keeping space around you; they’re also on a slope (leading down to the lake) so lots of levelling required. Reliable electrics. Large static home contingent on site tend to party into the night so a bit noisy.
Easy access location, though not well signed and not far off motorway (4kms parallel journey). Recommended, tough it's not cheap.

General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening
24-03-2018 till 23-10-2018
2 ha
Number of touring pitches
100 (40 - 80m2)
Number of permanent pitches
Number of accommodation units for hire

* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
At the reception
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:Amex | Diners Club | MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:German | English | Spanish | French | Italian
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:charcoal | electricity | gas
  • Own boats permitted
    • motorboat (length: 6 m)
    • sailing boat (length: 6 m)
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Showers: hot water
  • Showers: cold water
  • Beach showers
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Dryers
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Pizzeria
    • period:01-07/15-08
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:01-07/15-08
  • Bar
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Caravans
    • total:7
  • Canoes
  • Pedal boats
  • Motor boats
  • Freezing blocs
  • Swimming in the lake/recreation pool(max. 0.1 km)
  • Beach showers
  • Sunbathing area
  • Pebble/shingle beach
  • Stony beach
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
  • Windsurfing permitted
  • Jetty/buoy
  • Snorkelling
  • Waterskiing permitted
  • Scuba diving
  • White water kayaking/rafting
  • Own boats permitted
    • motorboat (length: 6 m)
    • sailing boat (length: 6 m)
  • Sailing permitted
  • Trailer slope
For children
  • Children's playground: large
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:German | English | Italian
    • period:01-07/31-07
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • Video games
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
Recreation (adults)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Television
  • Video games
Situation of campsite
  • Located by a lake/recreation pond (max. 0.1 km)
  • Panorama
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance:2 km
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0,2 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:0,3 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
Pitch amenities
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère | 8 ampère
  • Patrolled grounds
Address & Route

Would you like to book Monte Generoso or request more information? You can do both using the information below.

  • Monte Generoso
    Via Tannini 12
    6818 / Melano

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    45°55'42"N 8°58'38"E
  • A2 Bellinzona-Chiasso, exit Melide, direction Chiasso. 2nd campsite indicated just before the viaduct and just before Melano.

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Max. 4.1° 7.1° 6.9° 5.6° 5.6° 7.7° 7.2°
Min. -0.3° 1.1° -0.1° 0.4° 1.9° 1.8° 1.9°
Precipitation 55% 5% 0% 30% 65% 10% 10%
Wind direction NW S N NW W NW N
Wind speed 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

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Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 71% 62 4
Feb 59% 60 6
Mar 62% 115 6
Apr 66% 164 6
May 72% 193 6
Jun 65% 187 7
Jul 67% 179 8
Aug 72% 188 8
Sep 73% 172 6
Oct 77% 195 4
Nov 73% 141 4
Dec 66% 79 4
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