Claino is a charming village built on the slopes of the mountains that overlook the south-eastern side of Lake Ceresio or Lake Lugano. It is surrounded by woods in an area rich in spring waters and is the hometown of many artists and engineers. Moreover, it is a place which still has its ancient unaltered atmosphere.
Medieval arcades, formerly equipped with gates to protect the town from brigands, give you direct access to the historical core of the town. From these gates, the streets of the village wind only to come together one more through small alleys, arrow slits and ancient cobblestone stairs.
The houses, equipped with cellars and ancient stables, stand side by side and are separated only by small alleys which open under arcades. These arcades are covered by wooden ceilings open up into small squares that were historically used as places to meet and share news.